I am indeed surprised at this move by Google to launch a browser product.
Google Chrome was released a few hours back for download.
Google did it first with Google Talk, reinvented IM. Some people felt it lacked a lot of stuff, but for me Gtalk is my primary IM now .. its just simple and clutter free..
Now Google is doing the same thing with Chrome. The main idea behind the product is to simplify Web Browsing and they have done a great job , the initial version of the product looks impressive.
I am a Web Developer and I was impressed when I saw that development tools came bundled . Also there’s a fancy task manager which I have not seen in any browser so far.