So let's cut Google some slack. I have no trouble imagining that Chrome will gain overall Internet market share by way of the Nexus One and other Android phones, or by soon-to-arrive Chrome OS netbooks and tablets. It is tougher to see how Chrome will take a significantly larger share of desktop OS browser usage. That's especially true for businesses that need to see some significant benefit for switching off the "safe" choice of Internet Explorer.
A year ago, it was tough for anyone to use Chrome for day-to-day use because it lacked a lot of the features and extensions everyone has come to expect with their current desktop browser. The new extensions gallery has put an end to that excuse. Features like AdBlock make it easier for Firefox users to consider a switch.
Back to corporate reality, though. How many of you are considering Google Chrome as a serious alternative for a corporate browser standard? Is Firefox in play, or is your company set on staying with Internet Explorer? Although IE has gotten better over the years, it's still one of the least standards-compliant browsers. Does that matter to your application plans, or do you figure that if Microsoft makes it, your developers and suppliers will deal with it?