Google Releases New Version of Google Chrome
Google announced the newest beta release of Google Chrome, the company's entry into the Web browser market. This version includes additional browsing tools, such as basic form autofill and full-page zoom. Google Chrome is competing in a crowded market against the likes of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and others.
Since Chrome initially rolled out in September 2008, Google has strived to make its Web browser unique in the market, including features such as Google Gears, a hybrid search address bar.
Seven months and 29 updates later, Google claims that this
new beta version is nearly twice as fast as the original beta version. Although
the company removed the "beta" designation from Chrome in December, it's reattached the
label "for some early feedback," according to the newly launched Google Chrome
Blog that can be found here.
"The first thing you might notice about this new beta is the
speed improvement, but you'll also find additional browsing tools,"
"If you're already using Google Chrome and choose to install the new beta, you will update and replace the current version on your desktop," "Otherwise, you can just keep on using the stable version."
News has been heating up on the browser-wars front. On March
13, Mozilla released its Firefox 3.1 beta 3 Web browser, also for evaluation
and feedback. That
version of Firefox claimed increased stability and support for new Web