Google Chrome Now 30 Percent Faster
As part of the announcement, Google suggested that it was working hard to incorporate features requested by the online community, including AutoComplete, Google Toolbar compatibility and proxy settings adjustment.
"Additionally, we've added some useful features like form autofill, full screen mode and the ability to remove thumbnails from the New Tab page," Darin Fisher, a member of the Google Chrome Team, wrote in the blog posting. "If you're already using Google Chrome, you'll be automatically updated with these new features soon."
In March 2009, Google rolled out a beta release of Chrome that included additional browsing tools, such as basic form autofill and full-page zoom, to better compete against Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and other browsers. Since the initial rollout, it has tried to keep its browser loaded with unique features such as Google Gears, a hybrid search address bar.
Google also claimed that beta version was twice as fast as September 2008's beta version, thanks to seven months' worth of design work and 29 updates. Although the "beta" designation had been initially dropped in December, the company re-attached the label to the March release in order to encourage feedback.