Mobile Chrome's Design

Ok I'll admit it, Chrome's an amazing browser. By now it's perhaps the most popular and most widely used used desktop browser, and it's just now starting to gain traction in the mobile market. In fact as of the week of May 14th-May 20th, 2012, Chrome has edged out IE as the most used browser in the world, according to StatCounter.

I'm personally a massive Chrome fan and a heavy Chrome user. I've been using it since 2010, and mostly it's the only browser I use daily, despite the fact that I install many browsers. I spend so much time using Chrome, because I feel that it offers the best combination of elegance, speed, simplicity, and user friendliness.

Today I was reading Vlad's Nokia N9 review, and I thought I found something quite interesting in its software

http://cdn.conversations.nokia.com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Screenshot3.png; http://mynokiablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Screenshot6h-540x303.png

These are pictures of the N9's browser, and since the N9 launched around this time last year its software is considerably older than Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean. So it came to me as an odd surprise when I saw the N9's browser and I thought that I've seen this somewhere before.

http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/2996381/chrome-for-android_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg; http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/ios_chrome.jpg?w=416&h=588

It turns out that Google copied the Harmattan browser's design when they made Chrome for mobile devices. This is all pretty odd and I just came across this by chance, so there's no way that the average consumer will notice this.

Thanks for your time, and drop down your thoughts below.