Google Browser Sync rises from the dead

By Mark O’Neill
Contributing Writer, [GAS]

First Google announces that they are consigning their Browser Sync project to the grave and the fans that liked GBS started wailing and gnashing their teeth in despair.   This was good news to Mozilla who are currently developing their own browser sync project called Weave.

But now Firefox Facts is reporting that Google will release the Browser Sync source code under the BSD license and put it on the Google Code website.

So it looks like it could be making a sort of unofficial low profile comeback (a bit like David Hasselhoff in Baywatch Nights). Unfortunately, I don’t think it will officially be supported by Google. It will probably just sit there on the code page, the unwanted and unloved Google app, for anyone that wants to play around with it and put it back on their Firefox browser.

Here’s the Browser Sync page on Google Code if anyone wants to watch it and see what gets posted.   The actual Browser Sync is not there at the moment as far as I can see.