With Chrome 1.0.154.36, Google Ends the Beta Releases
Article by George Norman
On 12 Dec 2008
Google’s Chrome browser, which in a recent test scored higher points that any other browser and thus was proclaimed browser king, has recently been updated to version 1.0.154.36. We’ve seen over a dozen Chrome updates since it was first released back in September, but this one is a biggie as it marks the end of the Chrome Beta releases.

One cannot but notice how fast Google worked on the Chrome browser, and it is only fitting they do so since they are working on the fastest browser to date. In about 100 days Google put out this software application, put it to the test (thanks to some 10 million active users), and ended its Beta development phase. In related browser news, Google is not the only one to make the headlines recently – the Mozilla Project has just issued Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, and the development team at Opera has put out Opera 10 Alpha 1.

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VP, Product Management, and Linus Upson, Engineering Director, Sundar Pichai comments: “We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux. If you are already using Google Chrome, the update system ensures that you get the latest bug fixes and security patches, so you will get the newest version automatically in the next few days. If you haven't used Google Chrome for a while, now might be a good time to give it another spin.”

If you have already downloaded and installed Google Chrome onto your machine, the update should kick off automatically. If you do not have Chrome and would like to get it, a download location is available here. Now, if you do not particularly fancy Chrome but would still like to get a very fast browser, may I suggest Firefox 3.1 Beta 2, which in recent tests proved to be just minimally behind Chrome in terms of JavaScript speed.



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