Google Chrome 9 is stable and includes WebGL support, a link to Chrome Web Store in the U.S. and Chrome Instant predictive-search technology.
Google Feb. 3
brought its Chrome 9 Web browser build into the stable channel Feb. 3, adding
support for WebGL, Chrome Web Store and
WebGL provides hardware-accelerated
3-D graphics to the browser so that Chrome's users don't have to download
additional software plug-ins to load and access 3-D Websites and applications.
example of this is Google's Body Browser, which the company launched last December
as part of its Chrome Experiments Web page
is a detailed 3-D model of the human
body that allows users to peel back anatomical layers, zoom in, and navigate to
different parts to identify anatomy or search for muscles, organs and bones.
experiments users will be able to check out with Chrome 9 include, WebGL Aquarium
and WebGL Music Visualizer
Chrome 9 also
signals the arrival of the Chrome Web Store application market to all Chrome
users in the United States, numbering in the tens of millions.
Google added a link to the Chrome Web Store on the New Tab page, along with two
sample applications. New Chrome Web Store includes Autodesk, Sesame Street and
working to bring the Chrome Web Store, whose use some media have reported is
lacking, to users around the world soon.
Google leveraged its Google Instant predictive-search technology to create
Chrome Instant, which loads Web pages users frequently visit as they start
typing the URL.
appear instantly as you type queries in the Omnibox (address bar), which
means users won't have to hit the enter button to call up Websites. Users
must enable Chrome Instant in the Basics tab of Chrome's options.
Operating System also offers
nine things users should try in Chrome 9,
including Google Cloud Print and WebP files.
arrives days after researchers at Net Applications said Chrome's market share
10.7 percent through January, up from 10
percent through December.