In a bid to take on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google is all geared up to push its browser, Chrome, with plans of striking deals with PC manufacturers to have Chrome pre-installed on new computers.
Google’s Vice President, Sunder Pichai, notified that the browser is all set to exit its beta in January, and the company is searching out ways to snare some significant share in browser market, and “probably do distribution deals” with computer makers to get Chrome pre-installed with their new computers.
The browser market is currently being dominated by Internet Explorer with 70 percent share, followed by Firefox, which holds 20 percent share, while the rest of 10 percent is being shared by Safari, Opera, and Chrome.
In addition, the search engine behemoth is also planning to launch the Linux and Mac versions of Chrome in the first half of next year, which will extend its reach to 99 percent of computers across the globe.
The move would definitely help Google to attain some share in browser market, but it would be interesting to see if Chrome can make any notable impact on the market of Internet Explorer, which comes embedded with Windows operating systems.
However, there are no noteworthy efforts poured so far by Google in promoting Chrome, as the browser is still in its beta, and the company is all set to put its weight behind the browser once it comes out of beta, Pichai added.