Google Chrome is the world’s fastest growing browser and second favourite. The main reasons behind the popularity of Chrome is its speed, security, awesome features, offline apps, and finally it’s sleek and from Google. Due to these reasons many switched their default browser to Chrome from Firefox and IE.
Today, in a blog post, Dominic Hamon, Software Engineer and Speed Demon at Google Chrome announced the new beta release of Chrome. The new beta release of the Chrome browser, version 17.0 .963.26 beta-m, brings improvements in two core features of Chrome – speed and security.
In the official Chrome blog, Dominic Hamon details how Chrome achieves more speed in this beta. It is by pre-rendering web pages. Chrome’s fabulous address bar called Omni box auto completes some URLs even before you have finished typing. Chrome will begin to pre-render the page and that reduces web page loading time.
On the security front Chrome now warns malicious downloads. Chrome will analyse executable files such as “.exe” and “.msi” files prior to download and warns you if the download is “known to be bad, or is hosted on a website that hosts a relatively high percentage of malicious downloads”
Earlier I was running Chrome beta version 17.0.942.0 beta-m. But I have failed to update it to the current beta release by checking Wrench Menu (Spanner icon)->About Google Chrome. So I have downloaded and installed the new Chrome Beta. I didn’t noticed any bugs so far. It runs fast and smoothly.
So try Chrome new beta today. No matter whether you use Chrome previously or not, I’m sure about one thing. You will like this new Chrome beta.
If you wish to try, here is the download link to the latest beta version of Chrome.