Google Revamps WhatBrowser.org, Introduces New Chromebook
Article by George Norman
On 25 Oct 2012
Google revamped WhatBrowser.org, the website that provides info on what a browser is, and introduced a new affordable Chromebook developed with Samsung.

Back in 2009, not long after the release of the Chrome web browser, Google uncovered that a lot of people don’t know what a browser is. As you can see from the image below, a lot of people confuse the browser with the search engine.


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Confronted with this situation, Google decided to do something about it. So the company came up with the WhatBrowser.org website that provides information on the browser you’re currently using as well as a lot of other information on what a browser is and what it can do.

Three years have passed since the introduction of WhatBrowser.org and the web changed a lot during all this time. Advances in HTML5 and the Open Web Platform have been made, more and more people browse the web from smartphones and tablets, the web provides a richer experience.
It is for that reason that Google revamped the WhatBrowser.org website.

“To reflect the changing browser landscape, we’ve completely revamped whatbrowser.org. The site has been fully rebuilt in HTML5, localized in 43 languages, and now works on mobile, too. The site also highlights why it’s so important to use a modern browser and keep it up to date: doing so saves you time, keeps you safer, and lets you do more online. The browser you choose is up to you; hopefully whatbrowser.org can help,” explained Jeff Chang, Product Manager and Browser Chooser.

And since we’re talking about browsers and the web, I must tell you that earlier this month Google presented the new Samsung Chromebook – the computer for everyone that lets you enjoy a rich web experience for the affordable price of just $249.



“The new Chromebook is a great computer at any price, but it’s an incredible computer at $249. It’s one of the lightest laptops on the market. You can easily carry it around all day — it’s 2.5 pounds, a mere 0.8 inches thick, with more than 6 hours of battery life for the typical user. And with 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive, you can get to all of your stuff anytime, anywhere,” commented Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome & Apps.






Tags: Google, Chrome, Chromebook, WhatBrowser.org, browser
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