Last year, Google released Chrome. It was highly anticipated and, yes, has a lot of great features. It’s also gotten a general “so-so” reaction. But after four months, has anyone said “Wow. That really turned out to be the best browser!”? Not so much.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge advocate for Google. This just makes me ask: Google, why not stick to what you’re good at? Remember that little monopolistic situation you’ve got going on in Search?
Isn’t it a basic rule of good business and the inevitable death of so many in niche industries: don’t try to do a bunch of things mediocre, just do one thing really, really good? (Disclaimer: I’m in no way saying Google is mediocre.)
I still have two major issues:
- There is still no Mac version. (I may or may not be edging bitter with that one…)
- My FireFox extensions are still near and dear.
But don’t take my word for it. Take a look at the numbers….
Graph from Wikipedia.
I think these numbers will speak more highly than my rant – just over 1% of people use Chrome. But I have to wonder…what would browser usage look like had Chrome been released before Firefox 3?