Last month Google released its Chrome browser to the public and as usual it made a lot of PR noise (and a comic book) and got lots of favorable reviews
When combined with Gears, which allows for offline access, Chrome is nothing less than a full on desktop operating system that will compete head on with Windows
Michael Arrington in “Meet Chrome, Google’s Windows Killer” (TechCrunch)
A month later, is Google Chrome even close to the the expectations set on its launch?
According to analytics company GetClicky, the usage of Chrome peaked soon after its launch to about 3.1% share of the browsers market, after which users pretty much lost interest and went to their usual browser making Chrome’s market share down to a steady 1.5%.
Surprised? Given the fact that Google tends to launch products and then loses interest and send them to perpetual beta (which happens to more than 50% of its products!) you really shouldn’t be…
Microsoft killer? The next OS for cloud applications? I don’t think so…
- More on Google Chrome at DeveloperZen.com:
- Has Google’s browser peaked already?
- Chrome-fed Googasm bares tech pundit futility