The first thing firefox users do when they get a new windows computer or laptop is, to open Internet Explorer and download their friendly firefox. IE was the only browser preloaded on windows. For us Google Chrome users, things will be different, very soon.
Next time when you purchase Dell or a Sony Vaio, you may find Google Chrome already installed on your computer. This is because Google has a deal with these companies, to distribute their browser pre- loaded on their laptops or computers.
Is This Really New ?
Not really, at least the strategy is not. Google already have deals with DellÂ computersÂ to distribute Google Toolbar on their computers, making Google the default search engine for their users. Now that Microsoft is trying similar methods with HP to make Bing the next big thing, Google has started playing their game too.
They already have a deal with Sony, to make Google Chrome default browser for their Vaio series computers. Since Sony vaio series is something with a very small market share, we should expect something bigger very soon. Let’s say, if this deal works out well. Since the deal with Dell for toolbars is due anytime soon, there could be a new deal for chrome .. what you think ?
Was the Sony Deal just anÂ experimentÂ of some sort ? Is something bigger on its way ?