Still, that collaborative process is important, because Google isn't the only company with a stake in the future of client-side Web development. For example, Intel wants to allow Web applications to take better advantage of modern, multicore processor designs, which even Dart might not be able to do well.
Google roots for the Web
Increasingly, consumers have two ways to access the Internet and Web-based information services. Many still do it the traditional manner: through a Web browser. But a growing number of consumers are turning to smartphones as their primary means of accessing those services, and their window to the Web is not the mobile browser, but purpose-built smartphone apps.