A few interesting things to note:
Google didn’t mess with Firefox, although they have backed them for years. It appears that they will still back Firefox even though they have their own browser to support. All positives in my book.
Two, this seems to be the next step towards the all-knowing all-being Cloud. My impressions of the Cloud are that if it works seamlessly it could be a good thing. I may not have a full grasp of it but ultimately I think it goes like this: The Cloud is Google and all of its information services. If you store and use data on the Cloud, it is always accessible via the web. In order to make this seamless, you need a really good method of getting to the services (i.e a browser). Browsers exist (i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer), but given its importance for the Cloud (delivery) you need control of said browser. So in sum, make it yourself.
I am not sure what I would prefer: private data or the ability to access my data anywhere at any time from any machine. I’m all for change though, so I’m gonna hop on board and see what’s happening. I’ll drop a review of Chrome in a week or so. But for now, you can check out some other people’s thoughts on all this at these spots:
and obviously mad news links from the Cloud itself - Google