Google is coming out with Google Chrome, an open source browser that takes cues from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. Does the world need another browser?

We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

The blockquote represent statements from Google blog. And just so you know, the world does not need another browser.

So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.

Ahahaa, love what they wrote there. Isn’t every product development about adding value to consumers and driving innovation. What a cliché.

We also built a more powerful JavaScript engine, V8, to power the next generation of web applications that aren’t even possible in today’s browsers.

Yay, one more browser to optimize.

We’ve used components from Apple’s WebKit and Mozilla’s Firefox, among others — and in that spirit, we are making all of our code open source as well. We hope to collaborate with the entire community to help drive the web forward.

It’s great that they’re taking cues from WebKit. You can see some Google Chrome comics here.

In general, an additional browser is a good thing for innovation. It’s probably the worst thing that could ever happen to web design or developing. Okay, actually the second worst, the worst being developing an additional skin for the iPhone just so to prettify things.

There was a time when Microsoft Internet Explorer is the de facto browser. While everyone’s not happy, remember that back then we only had one browser to test in. And that time Internet Explorer this version does not look the same as Internet Explorer that version, isn’t that just like what is happening right now?

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