Google Chrome To Get Cloud-Based Synchronisation

Google Chrome To Get Cloud-Based Synchronisation

A Google engineer recently posted a message on the Chromium development board stating that his team would be implementing a synchronisation service into Chrome’s open-source progenitor as early as this week. What’s different about Chrome’s sync service?

It uses a “push” service, through Google Talk protocols, to instantly move bookmarks, settings, and other user data into a Google account base, where it could be accessed on the web from any browser. A developer channel build of Chrome with some of the first features implemented can be expected as early as the end of this week, according to the posting. Does a push-synchronised Chrome change your view of each web browser’s strengths and weaknesses?

[via Ars Technica]


  • I started with Chrome because our company uses Google Docs extensively, and the performance and security offered by Chrome for those apps is clearly superior to other browsers.

    Chrome with bookmark sync means the end of crashy Firefox 3.5.1 for me.

    Now, if I can access the synched bookmarks on my iPhone, I won’t need Xmarks either. Without iPhone access, I’ll have to kludge with Xmarks, but I won’t miss it if Google makes bookmarks available via a standard mobile-friendly webpage.

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