Or: The Most Overlooked Point In How Google Competes With Microsoft And Nearly Everyone Else Outside The Web
From the very principle, it was never Google’s aim to replace other browsing software such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari with Chrome. In fact, what Google truly wanted, was rather to improve them.
Let me explain in simple words: Google doesn’t actually cares if you are using Chrome, IE or Firefox as long as you are using them to access Google.
Google indeed seems to have a brilliant plan:
bringing innovation improving and exploring ideas and then letting everyone borrow its ideas improvements for free so it can profit while every other competitor wastes time and money improving their own products, thinking they are competing with Google. While, in fact, they aren’t: They are just building more room for Google to expand upon. And the Google Chrome Operating System is certainly part of this.
But note that, while those may be bad news for Google’s (virtual) competitors, for us, users, it means a lot more. It’s no doubt the Google Chrome OS will surely play a major role in the paradigm shift we are all living now, where everything is becoming web and being put in the clouds. Lets just wait for some real competition, let the technology evolve, and we shall all benefict.
Truth is: In the end, even if Chrome OS fails, it still a win. For Google, and for us.