Hey Google, guess what? Apple iPhone has Safari and Microsoft’s Windows Phone has Internet Explorer while Google’s Android has…some nameless generic webkit browser called ‘Browser’. But wait, Google already has a popular browser called Chrome, why not use the same technology that powers Chrome and the same name for Android? Anyone has an answer?
This has been puzzling me ever since Android was released without a Chrome mobile browser like the rest of the mobile operating systems. No doubt there will be advantages gained from using the same app for Android. Think about all your Chrome bookmarks on PC or Mac being automatically synchronized with your Android phone. That alone will give Android an additional reason to attract more buyers.
I am going to give Google the benefit of the doubt and assume they will change the ‘Browser’ to Chrome in their Android ‘with Google’ experience in one of their future builds. I don’t know about you, but it just makes sense to do so.