Google has surprised the world with its new browser. The product introduction through a comic was a brilliant exercise of showing the superior features of their browser, most of them quite technical, in an simple, plain, easy to understand manner.
Google wants the browser to make the OS irrelevant. The intent was already clear when they launched Gears to power up Google Docs and Google Readers by giving them access to local storage so that applications could run on the browser even when offline. Chrome is the next step to make sure that the browser is able to run complex and rich applications, as fast as they would run on the OS.
See clip above on Google presentation of Chrome yesterday.