Thursday, December 11, 2008

Google Chrome Officially Out Of Beta

The Google team officially pulled the beta tag off of Google Chrome today. The announcement came in the form of a blog post over at the official Google Blog Google Chrome (BETA), "We're excited to announce that with today's fifteenth release we are taking off the "beta" label!"

Since the initial release of Chrome three months ago Google has been hard at work releasing 14 updates to the browser to this point. Google maintains this 15th release has reached their goals for stability and performance thus the need to drop the beta label. The Google team does add however that the "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 will push out all the newest 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, you can click here to download the latest version.


  1. Anonymous10:23 PM

    I hear it still has a lot of bugs. Do you know of any truly noteworthy advances in comparison to firefox?

  2. I haven't much of an advance over FF, doing a side by side comparison you'll see a minor speed increase but that is about all I see.

    As far as bugs go, I've heard the same thing. It would seem as though Google put the rush on removing the "beta" title, which is really ironic considering how long it takes most of their products to drop it.


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