Browser extensions are to some extent the reason why Iâ€™m glued to Firefox. Iâ€™m so habituated to several extensions that I canâ€™t fully switch to Chrome, even though I love Chrome. But thatâ€™s going to change and change real soon! Lee Mathews observed a small change in the latest build of Google Chrome. The lower right edge of the homepage, which has a small graphic linked to the Theme Gallery has now been replaced with a Puzzle image which links to https://chrome.google.com/extensions:
â€œAccording to a recent posting on Google Groups by Chrome team member Neil Baum, extensions are set to hit Chrome’s beta channel in early December. The plan may well be to launch both the updated beta and extension gallery at the same timeâ€ â€“ Download Quad
The extensions link which previously redirected to Google Search, now greets you with â€œcoming soonâ€ message, which leads me to believe that extension gallery is just around the corner. Once extensions arrive in the stable builds on Google Chrome, I think Firefox developers will start porting their extension to Chrome. Once that materializes, Firefox will get some much-needed competition.
Iâ€™m looking forward to try extensions on Google Chrome. Firefox consumes way too much resources and I find it sluggish compared to Chrome these days.