Google Chrome Pre-Installed on Sony PCs
Google cut a deal with Sony’s PC division to distribute Chrome as a pre-installed browser on their Vaio PCs. Google claims to be in talks with other computer makers. Google has supposedly discussed distributing Chrome with RealPlayer and is also talking about TV commercials.
It looks like Google might be making a concerted push to start to gain some greater traction on end-users’ computers. After all, when the bulk of your applications are distributed over the web, isn’t it a good idea to control the platform, too? Chrome has ~30 million users (according to Google), which is only about 2% of the market.
Reported last night at Financial Times. Read the full article.