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Google Chrome Browser Finally Updated

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Google’s own open source browser Chrome was launched on the 2 of September 2008. With very little in terms of updates and improvements over the last year we were beginning to wonder if Chrome was ever going to get any further attention. Last week that all changed as Google announced its new stable version release, Version 3 well version 3.0.195.21 to be exact. This release is packed with 3,505 big fixes, 51 developer changes, 21 beta and 15 stable updates.

These updates are sure to ease the transition of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users to Chrome with its promising new features, high stability and speed.

Just some of the advantages of this upgrade are:
– Even faster browsing
– HTML 5 Supported
– Theme Customisation

We encourage any regular internet user to give Chrome a try. Chrome has attempted to increase its market share (as we mentioned here), and these features are sure to help with the cause.
For more information on the latest Chrome release please visit the Google blog here.

Helpful Hint:

Make sure your web site can be viewed correctly with the Google chrome browser. Google Chrome uses the same engine to drive it as Mac’s Safari so if your site renders perfectly in Safari, it is highly likely that it will do so in Chrome. There are a couple of instances that we have come across were this was not the case so it would be worthwhile to just double check your site.

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2 Comments

  1. Joel Reply

    With three (3) major version releases in a single year, you use phrases like “finally updated” and “very little in terms of updates and improvements”? Earth to Simon, most browsers are lucky to have a single major-version release every two years.

  2. Simon Lissa Reply

    You are correct Joel there has indeed been three version releases since it’s first launch a year ago. Hence the name version 3.

    Though it is commendable for Google to have made so many update releases to its browser in the last twelve months, you will find that the previous versions to this latest one were nothing more than very minor bug fixes, making this the first true stable version.
    For further information about the updates to Chrome please refer to the Google chrome release blog found here:
    http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/

    In response to your second observation, though there certainly are some browsers that only have update releases once every two years. The majority of main stream browsers e.g IE, Firfox & Safari have stable updates more then once a year.
    In addition to the above, this does not take into consideration that they are in the latter years of development. In the very beginning of production it is not uncommon to see more than a few stable updates in the first twelve months.

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