Even though Google has already emerged as the undisputed king in the internet, its Chrome, not a fat ass OS as we think, that is going to turn the game around for Google on desktop. I’m no one to predict anything in the digital world but this is what I think which is going to happen or at least would like to happen.
Chrome won’t be a run of the mill web browser which will compete with IE or Firefox but their aim will be to remain light weight in terms of features but focus more on making Google’s products work well on it. I have already started using it as I’m a user of most of Google’s web services and I think they work the best on Chrome. Remember I have always been an IE user and no other browser was ever able to convince me to dump IE for whatever reasons till Chrome happened.
Now as Google has me using its products on its browser, here is my wish list for the future
- Chrome should remember me as a Google user; i.e. I login and it knows what I want, my favorites, my history and geography.
- All Google products on chrome as an integrated environment; i.e. Chrome as a one stop application which has search, email, calendar, contacts, things to read and write, pictures, videos, music, docs, maps, other websites, file storage and every other thing I use computer for.
- All the Google apps available offline i.e. I can open Chrome to draft a gmail even when I’m not plugged into internet.
- Plugins which work well with the integrated apps.