Update Available on the Beta Channel: Chrome
Article by George Norman
On 24 Jul 2009
This week we announced the release of Chrome on the Beta channel and the release of Chrome on the dev channel, with auto-update for extensions. If until now the Beta channel what the sole domain of Chrome 2.0 and the dev channel the domain of Chrome 3.0, with this release, things have changed – Chrome 3.0 has made it to the Beta channel. I can only say that I'm pretty excited about the possibility of seeing a stable Chrome 3.0 version in the future (hopefully near future).

Program Manager with Google Chrome , Anthony Laforge, explains: “Google Chrome has been released to the Beta channel. You can install the current Beta channel release from [here].” According to Laforge, Chrome Beta comes with some principal and minor changes compared to Chrome


Chrome principal changes:
- Enhanced stability and performance provided by the updating the V8 JavaScript engine to version
- Windows version comes with printing fixes and print selection.
- Support for video tag. Work on this feature is still at an early stage.
- The URL bar has an updated look and feel (Omnibox).
- Developer Tools have been improved. They now come with scripts and profiles tabs and support for docking the inspector into the main window.

Chrome minor changes:
- Minot Tweaks is now called Personal Stuff. You can access it in the Options Menu.
- In the Options menu, under Personal Stuff browsing data options have been added.
- Default download location and font/language settings have been moved to the Under the hood tab (previously in Minor Tweaks).
- Exceptions is not a separate button in the Passwords section, it is a tab in the Passwords and Exceptions dialog.

If you would like to get Chrome 3.0 Beta, a download location is available here.

Tags: Google, Chrome, Beta channel
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