We saw this coming a mile away. As we predicted, Android WILL get a mobile iteration of Chrome and this has been confirmed by the Google CEO himself - Sergey Brin - in an interview. But what will they name the new browser?
They could name it something completely different but it would make great sense for them to keep the brand in tact for obvious reasons. So lets have some fun and speculate what Google COULD call it. Feel free to make your guess in the comments!
The browser itself is called “Chrome” and the Open Source Project and Developer stuff is called “Chromium”, right? So the chances are that the mobile browser will be named some similar derivative. Chromium is a chemical element and the mineral ore called Chromite is made from it.
So could Android’s browser be called Chromite? Afterall, it sounds tiny and it IS made from the element Chromium so it makes sense logically. We’ll put that on the likely list.
They could also incorporate the word “Mobile” as most of these browsers do and ChroMo would make a lot of sense and it sounds pretty cool. But once Android launches and all the phandroids out there are browsing the web with ChroMo all day… thats exactly what people are going to call us Chromos. Yeah, umm no. Please Google avoid this at all costs… there is enough hate speech and hate crimes in the world, you don’t have to provoke it!
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