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Google Chrome for Mac to launch by Christmas

Eric Schmidt promises early release

A Mac version of the Google Chrome web browser is likely to be available by Christmas, earlier than initially reported.

Google chief executive Eric Schmidt broke the news at a New York press conference responding to a question about Chrome's market share, which some have claimed is disappointing.

"I see a lot of Macs in this room, and a lot of very sophisticated people are using Macs now and we need to get a version of Chrome out for that, which we'll have in a couple of months. The key to browser strength is speed."

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Google Chrome is billed as a browser that combines minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer and easier. It is not to be confused with the nascent Google Chrome OS.

The Mac version was previously expected sometime in 2010.

See also: Google Chrome for Mac review


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