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Google today announced the release of the official beta versions of Google Chrome 5.0 for Mac, Windows, and Linux. The release brings several new enhancements to the stable testing version of the browser, including an integrated Flash Player plug-in and speed increases.
Today's new beta release incorporates one of Chrome's most significant speed and performance increases to date, with 30% and 35% improvement on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over the previous beta channel release. In fact, looking back in time, Chrome's performance has improved by as much as 213% and 305% on these two benchmarks since our very first beta.
The new version also includes synchronization of Chrome preferences across computers and new HTML5 features such as geolocation support and file drag-and-drop.

Google is also taking the opportunity to show off Chrome's speed enhancements by deploying a set of "experiments" showing Chrome loading a webpage alongside other "blink-of-an-eye" events, all filmed with a high-speed camera and played back in slow motion. While the "results" of these new speed tests have not yet been released, Google has published a "making of" video showing how they were developed.



Article Link: New Google Chrome Beta Gains Integrated Flash Plug-In, Speed Increases
 

stridemat

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I guess the staff at Google have to much time on their hands if the video is anything to go by. Though it made me laugh.
 
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Robert M.

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Awesome! I have to download this. Chrome is my favorite browser, but I had to reinstall Firefox last week. After I updated my flash player, chrome was crashing like crazy.

Hopefully it doesn't happen with this one.
 
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elppa

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Why cant apple do this?

When Google came out with V8 the first time round they took all the bragging rights and then the Apple Webkit team topped them with the Nitro engine.

The non javascript stuff uses the Apple Webkit engine, which Apple worked on initially (forked from the KHTML codebase). So yeah, my point is: this is a silly question.
 
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knewsom

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stupid advertising aside, I'm thrilled - Chrome is the best browser ever, and continues to improve. BIG BIG BIG fan.
 
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Robert M.

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That video was ridiculous, IMO.

What a colossal waste of time and money. Anyone care to guess the cost of such "experiments". And for what?

Because they're Google, if they want to waste "their" time and money they can... Also they probably wanted to have some fun. Is that a crime? :rolleyes:
 
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severe

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Who cares....it's not your money


Says the guy whose sig says, "We should be grateful that we have the opportunity to give. Social balance is up to the people who hold the wealth."



Because they're Google, if they want to waste "their" time and money they can... Also they probably wanted to have some fun. Is that a crime? :rolleyes:

Crime? Who said it was a crime? I just said it was a colossal waste of time and money, IMO.
 
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Small White Car

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That video was ridiculous, IMO.

What a colossal waste of time and money. Anyone care to guess the cost of such "experiments". And for what?


What's wrong with advertising to, you know, get people to use your product? It's how pretty much every single other business on the planet creates sales. "Video advertisement" isn't really a new concept.
 
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Dragonlance1561

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Am I still getting faster load times with safari because I use it all the time so it's got all my bookmarked webpages cached? Or is safari actually winning out vs chrome for me?
 
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Says the guy whose sig says, "We should be grateful that we have the opportunity to give. Social balance is up to the people who hold the wealth."


perfect.

I bet there is alot of useless and redundant crap you own/do so yea, get over yourself :cool:

It's advertising and their money to use as they see fit

And I am confused how my sig is relevant at all, because, well it isn't
 
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