The metallic browser war is in and comes Iron, after Chrome.
A german company has used Google’s Chrome (which is open source product) to launch their own browser, Iron.
So how is Iron different from Chrome? It offers the same features as Chrome minus the privacy concerns.
The current beta of Google Chrome uses as an old version (525.13) of the rendering engine WebKit, so the Useragent-string says. We use in Iron obviously the latest version of WebKit (525.19), which, for example, Apple’s Safari browser currently uses
Unlike Chrome, Iron doesn’t store client id, installation timestamp/RLZ-tracker and URL tracker etc and is claiming to be a privacy friendly browser than Google.
It would be interesting to watch how Google reacts to this.
What’s your take?