Sep 3rd, 2008

We saw this coming a mile away. As we predicted, Android WILL get a mobile iteration of Chrome and this has been confirmed by the Google CEO himself – Sergey Brin – in an interview. But what will they name the new browser?

They could name it something completely different but it would make great sense for them to keep the brand in tact for obvious reasons. So lets have some fun and speculate what Google COULD call it. Feel free to make your guess in the comments!

The browser itself is called “Chrome” and the Open Source Project and Developer stuff is called “Chromium”, right? So the chances are that the mobile browser will be named some similar derivative. Chromium is a chemical element and the mineral ore called Chromite is made from it.

So could Android’s browser be called Chromite? Afterall, it sounds tiny and it IS made from the element Chromium so it makes sense logically. We’ll put that on the likely list.

They could also incorporate the word “Mobile” as most of these browsers do and ChroMo would make a lot of sense and it sounds pretty cool. But once Android launches and all the phandroids out there are browsing the web with ChroMo all day… thats exactly what people are going to call us Chromos. Yeah, umm no. Please Google avoid this at all costs… there is enough hate speech and hate crimes in the world, you don’t have to provoke it!

While Chromite and ChroMo are not only our favorites but seem like the most logical, we’ll throw a few more out there for laughs:

  • ChroMini
  • MiniChrome
  • Michrome (Microsoft Diss?)
  • Chromoid
  • ChromeDroid
  • Chromita (Spanish? Hehe)
  • Mobile Chrome
  • MobiChrome

We really think that Google will take Chrome and Android and create some incredible interactions. Many are speculating the potential for Chrome to be evolve into an OS of sorts… imagine if Chrome and ChroMo/Chromite allowed you to sync your phone to your computer using ChromeSync?

This is the start of something big and we couldn’t be more happy we’re here for the ride. Now Lets hear it… WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY’LL NAME THE ANDROID VERSION OF CHROME?