A version of Google's Chrome browser for Mac is likely to be available by Christmas, earlier than initially reported.
Google chief executive Eric Schmidt broke the news at a New York press conference responding to a question about Chrome's market share, which some have claimed is disappointing.
"I see a lot of Macs in this room, and a lot of very sophisticated people are using Macs now and we need to get a version of Chrome out for that, which we'll have in a couple of months. The key to browser strength is speed."
Google Chrome is billed as a browser that combines minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer and easier.
The Mac version was expected sometime in 2010.