Was Google Chrome Launch Date Randomly Chosen?


Google launched his own web browser a couple of days ago (September 1st,2008). Firefox 3 was launched not even a couple of months earlier.

Is Chorme’s launch a simple coincidence? Is is the launch date random? I tend not to believe so.

As Internet Explorer owns almost 85% of the browsers market and Firefox around 10%, Google’s move is intended to irritate Microsoft. But this will come with a cost. The release date was chosen very close to the release of Firefox for a very simple reason: Firefox 3 is full of bugs and it’s crashing at least once per day. Firefox fixed many of them on so, the majority of Firefox 3 users will get pissed off and they migrate to Chrome and not IE.

This is the cost Google will pay for pushing Chrome. They will lose Firefox users, but that was the plan: Google doesn’t own Firefox, but it 100% owns Chrome, so they will sacrifice the first born.

There will be a decrease in the number of Firefox users in favor of Chrome and that will be not so nice for Firefox owners. For me too…

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One Response to “Was Google Chrome Launch Date Randomly Chosen?”

  1. Frever t. said:

    Apr 03, 09 at 10:40 am

    I really liked the way they came off

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