I’ve been playing with Google Chrome lately, and … after reading the rather lengthy comic that describes the ‘ins and outs’ of the browsers architecture and actually sitting down and surfing with it, I’m quite impressed.
However, as with all things that are new … the number one issue I had was with it’s lack of support for Plugins. Firefox is an open-source browser, and to my knowledge, so is the API that powers plugins for Firefox. With a little bit of crafting, I’m sure Google Chrome could support Firefox plugins in no time flat.
One thumb up for Google so far … two if they integrate Firefox plugins, none if they go the route of developing their own Plugin API… cause we all know, we don’t need yet another browser plugin API…. geez, can’t we all just get along, and share the brilliant power of freely downloable browser plugins without needing to have Browser X or Y installed to utilize them? We all know, Microsoft will never jump on that band wagon, but Google … they just might.
I also see a future release of Firefox taking advantage of the Chrome architecture as well … in the near future.