So what is Google Chrome anyway and why do you need a new Web browser?
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company developed Chrome based on the assumption that Web use has evolved beyond simple text passages to more interactive applications, according to Pichai and Upson.
"Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there," they wrote in the blog. "We needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that's what we set out to build."