Google chrome will be the browser from Google while Mozilla recently announced the launch of Ubiquity.
Google had in mind a modern platform and not really a browser, for web pages and applications, when it set out to build Google chrome.On the other hand, Ubiquity is Mozilla labs experiment to make browsers more user-centric. For eg: With search, users type what they want to find but with ubiquity, they could type what they want to do.
Earlier, we told you about Google map maker in India and how you could share links to your maps.However this sharing actually involved multiple tasks of composing an email, mapping the address on a Google map maker/ Google Maps, searching for reviews on the addresses shared via a search engine, and finally copying all those links into the email being composed. It obviously involved an awful lot of clicking, typing, searching, copying, and pasting in order to share. All these tasks are being done only for sharing links and not really the actual map or the useful reviews.
Mashups do help but they are static, would require web development skills to create them, and are largely site-centric rather than user-centric.Ubiquity was launched to
- empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions,
- enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs
- use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility
- extend the browser functionality easily
Find out more about ubiquity go here.If you want to explore ubiquity, install the prototype, and use this tutorial, to get started. However note that ubiquity is only available as a prototype currently.
Google chrome features:
Google chrome is an open source tool based upon Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox, among others.
- Google Chrome will be clean and fast, true to google style,
- Each tab will function as an isolated “sandbox”, thereby preventing one tab from crashing all other tabs.This is what happens in firefox. The sandbox effect also enables secured browsing
- Improved protection from rogue sites
Check out Google’s comic book to find out more about Google Chrome.
Well, does all these signal the end of Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft? What will be the status of Firefox, though it is stated that Google chrome is based upon Mozilla’s Firefox? Is mozilla experimenting on ubiquity on their own?
Anyway, have an eye on chrome.google.com or www.google.com/chrome/.
Update:Download the light weight Google chrome here