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Google Chrome races out of beta

by Parm Mann on 12 December 2008, 11:33

Tags: Chrome, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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Google has announced that its Chrome web browser is ready for a full release having been available to the public as a beta for the past 100 days.

Sundar Pichai, Google’s vice president of product management, made the announcement and states that "Google Chrome is a better browser today thanks to the many users who sent their feedback and the many more who enabled automatic crash reports, helping us rapidly diagnose and fix issues."

Since its well-publicised launch, Google Chrome has been used by over 10 million users. The latest version,, is the browser's fifteenth revision and the first to lose the beta tag. The release, available now from Google.com/Chrome, promises enhancements such as better stability and performance of plug-ins, increased overall speed and an improved bookmark manager.

Despite its quick progress, Pichai adds that further work is needed. "We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met, but our work is far from done," he states. "We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future."

Official product page: Google.com/chrome

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of course its quick.

they took an existing bunch of code (webkit) and put a gui atop it.
Be fair, the process segmentation thing is neat and in theory a good defense against crashes
Be fair, the process segmentation thing is neat and in theory a good defense against crashes
Of course, thats not taking away from Chrome being a good browser or otherwise, it's just a simple fact that they haven't developed their own rendering engine, so they don't need to debug that part of it. Hence the fast development.
is anyone actually still using it as primary browser or have we all gone back to what we were using before?
Tried it, didn't see much to pull me away from Opera so i uninstalled it tbh. Seems more like an excercise in marketing that something anybody really needed.