From Google blog:
Chrome is now available in Beta from Android Market, in select countries and languages for phones and tablets with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. We’re eager to hear your feedback. Finally, we look forward to working closely with the developer community to create a better web on a platform that defines mobile.
Google has pushed out the version 14 of Chrome that features Native Client (NaCl), Web Audio API and improve support for MAC OS X Lion.
From Google blog:
- The Web Audio API enables developers to add fancy audio effects such as room simulation and spatialization.
- Native Client is an open-source technology which allows C and C++ code to be seamlessly and securely executed inside the browser. Currently, Native Client only supports applications listed in the Chrome Web Store, but we are working to remove this limitation as soon as possible.
Google has announced new voice search for Google Chrome and a new drag-and-drop image search. Start a voice search by clicking on the microphone icon next to the search bar. These features will be rolling out to users over the next week.
Google updates the Chrome browser and at the same time ditched the 3d logo to a much more pleasing looking new logo. Do you like it?
Chrome has improved significantly since it was first released in 2008. We’re working on refreshing the icon to better represent the speed and simplicity of the modern browser and operating system.
You can download Chrome 6 here.
Google has released latest beta of its Chrome Web browser 6 by simplifying its features, autofill, faster page-load speed, and packing it tight with many useful add-ons to enhance your browsing experience.
The new features are: Autofill and it works like other browsers, syncing themes and preferences, streamline toolbar, web timing, and more.
Google ended the beta phase for the Chrome browser for the Mac and Linux. The beta version of the browser was released in December 2009. Google has released Chrome 5 for Mac and Linux.
From Google Blog: Today, I’m happy to announce that Google Chrome for Mac is being promoted out of beta to our stable channel. We believe that it provides not only the stability, performance and polish that every Mac user expects, but also a seamless native Mac application experience that Mac users will feel instantly at home with. Some of Chrome for Mac’s most-requested features are now available, including full-screen mode (just hit Command + Shift + F!), easy and powerful bookmark management, as well as the ability to synchronize not only bookmarks, but also browser preferences across computers.
Just like Firefox, Google has added add ons for their Chrome browser version 4.0. The search company called it Extensions. Google also added Opera-like bookmark sync function.
From Google blog: Extensions let you add new features and functions to your browser. Some provide one-click access to some of your favorite web applications like eBay and digg, or news and information sources such as NPR and Time.com. Others are useful tweaks for performing common online tasks such as browsing photos, getting directions or shopping.
The latest web browser statistics from Net Applications indicates that Google Chrome has sneaked past Apple’s Safari to claim third place. This is impressive because Chrome only appeared on the market about 16 months. Chrome’s 0.7% increase from November to December can probably be attributed to the beta versions of the web browser for Mac OS X and Linux finally being released.
Currently, Firefox is in second place and Microsoft’s IE 8 in first place.
Check out Google Chrome new ads using lots of contraptions. Very arty but strange at the same time.