Google has always boasted itself as a company which invents things. But when you try to understand what they do, you can very well read it loudly that Google has always been a follower in many of their applications and platforms. Only thing they did is they tried to input more functionality into the applications they provide.
For me Google has always been a failure when it comes to creating a brand name (apart from their search engine Google). Main reason, they talk high about any product they introduce but over the years they don’t try to update on the product but just shut it down and comes up with another product which has same features of the old one plus some add-ons. The list of products or applications being shut down by Google will be high when compared to any other companies around the world (right from labs till orkut).
Having always admired Google for the way they launch their product, I always give a thumbs down when it comes to the functionality of their product except for the search engine (which too has flaws in it). Any user would be interested in an application which is simple, fast, easy to download, easy to update, secure and most important free. Of these I would vote for Google only for the last point FREE. In all other cases it fails these days to an extent that user started switching over to different platforms and service providers. I have done a simple analysis of working of Google Chrome application they boast about.
Chrome advertises itself to be the fastest, lightest and secure browsing platform (web browser). How fast is chrome and how light it is. Let’s analyze. I have did the analysis on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (Technical Preview). Screen shots given are from Windows 7 Operating system.
- Chrome when opened, gives four plus (4+) entries on task manager of windows. As you can see the browser is without any history, zero bookmarks, zero extensions or apps installed, but the number of iterations in the task manager for chrome is four. Means with no other applications opened in windows, Chrome alone occupies over 60% of the CPU and over 40% of the physical memory.
- The size of Google Chrome folder in windows program files is a whopping 303MB against just 26MB of IE-11. If Google comes with an explanation of browser cache must have that much size. I am sorry Google, the cache of Google Chrome is stored in user profiles folder and that adds to additional size. And they claim Chrome is the lightest browser.
- Chrome claims to be fast. My foot. These days chrome has been clogged to hell and every new page needs a minimum of ten seconds wait time to get the first load. Below is the screenshot. I have logged out of Facebook.com and tried visiting Cricinfo.com and guess what even after pressing Go for Cricinfo.com; Chrome was still waiting for Facebook.com for a good 14secs, and then started loading the actual requested cricinfo.com. Means Chrome’s response time is pathetic.
Chrome slowing down the operating system, and chrome being slow in loading web pages is reported to Google, via their product forums by thousands of members. And guess what Google Employee came with a wonderful solution which is given below.
First the Google employee asks to check for any Malware content, OK agreed for that particular user. But for Google thinking Malware is the issue for over thousands who have raised the same issue is pathetic.
Second the employee agrees to the fact that there is a problems with bookmarks. For users with large number of bookmarks chromes new page load tends to be slow. As you can see above I had zero bookmarks and the bookmarks tab is not open and even then experiencing the same issue. Most important even if I agree for the fact of bookmark bar issue, the solution given is to move all bookmarks to a separate folder other than bookmarks bar. Then WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE BOOKMARK BAR SERVE? AND WHY DO YOU EVEN HAVE THAT OPTION.
The final solution given is way more pathetic and shows the immaturity in which Google handles its updates. No user even GOD cannot install a previous stable version of Chrome in his system. Chrome automatically updates itself to the latest available version. But what is more pathetic is Chrome updates are never stable as such. Every update of it is buggy and they post solutions with every further updates. Means their actual update itself is like a beta version, and beyond that they work on a separate beta version. As you could see the Google employee suggesting user to install and try the beta version. To my knowledge Google may be the only company who claim beta version to be stable when compared to their original full released version. Grow up Chrome Team. Trust me the above answer was selected as the best answer.
Most important Google also gave another work around – To delete the user profile and setup a new one. Even they wouldn’t know why they said so. They do claim that work around has solved the problem for few users. But what exactly is the actual solution? At times when Google or You Tube or any other Google related page fails to load, Chrome displays a message “Monkeys are at work to solve this issue”. And now I could understand why Google themselves claim and tag their employees as monkeys. Period.
Already I could see many users in the Google Product Forums, switching over to Internet explorer and Firefox, in the present quarter Androids market share in US has come down, Google Plus after its over hyped launch is no more good except for its Hangout feature (which could never over take Skype and with Skype releasing its translator version, Hangout sure will loose more of its users). So its time for Google to wake up and do some good work, before they loose themselves of their track like what Apple is doing these days. Both Google and Apple are in a period of coming down, with regards to the term innovation. And unless they analyze themselves they are bound to loose more in the coming days.