Google announced it will release a new browser, Google Chrome, based on WebKit engine, the one used in iPhone. The announcement also complimented by a comic book. The new browser will use some components from Firefox and it will be open-sourced.
- "Sandbox" each tab - If you open Google Docs, Gmail and Google Calendar. A crash in Google Docs will not break your Gmail or Google Calendar.
- It's open-sourced. Other open-sourced browser, notably Firefox, could include the new feature (though Firefox use another engine, Gecko). It all means more browser will run Google services better.
- People will rely on the OS less and move more towards web application. (As long as you get a good broswer, it doesn't matter it's a MS Windows, Apple OSX or Linux)