Google CEO Eric Schmidt says, “We are not building a browser” in answer to much speculation which was put to bed by the release of desktop search last week. Speculation since then has been limited, though authoritative. The browser is a conduit only and Google through the desktop search client and their massive server farms can influence at either end without having to duplicate the efforts of Mozilla.
I cannot see a single good reason why Google would release a browser, it makes no sense to take on M$ in this domain, makes more business sense I think to support multiple browsers (otherwise you alienate a huge market) and if you're going to do that then why bother with one of your own?
Posted by Paul in Google Tech at October 25, 2004 06:37 PM