Sony announced today that all of its VAIO branded PCs sold in the US are now using Google's Chrome as their default web browser:
The deal with Sony, which involves shipping Chrome on new Vaio PCs, is the first the internet company has struck with a computer maker. Similar distribution alliances have become a key part of the internet search wars as Microsoft and Google vie to be the default search service on new PCs.
Google confirmed that Sony PCs carrying Chrome had started to go on sale and said it was in talks for similar deals with other computer makers. It said the arrangement was “experimental” and part of wider efforts to boost distribution, including a deal to make Chrome available to internet users who download the RealPlayer software and the company’s first use of television advertising.