Google Scores Deal to Put Chrome Browser on Some Sony PCs

September 1, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Sony Corp. has agreed to pre-install the Chrome browsers on some of its personal computers, which is a major score for Google. Under the deal with Google, all of the Vaio PCs sold in the U.S. since this May already carry Chrome as a default browser software, said a Sony spokesman.  Google, which entered the browser race a year ago this week with the launch of Chrome, is known for it’s speed, with a new, faster engine for executing Java-script.  However as of July, Chrome only accounted for 2.6% of the global Web browser market, according to Net Applications, a Web-tracking firm in Aliso Viejo. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer accounted for 67.7% or two thirds of the market but many see that as a changing competitive landscape.  Google now hopes to entice other PC vendors as well, and increase Chrome’s market share.



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