How does web page loading speed of 2700 frames-per-second sound to you? If you don’t think its fast enough, I don’t know what else is. Â That’s actually the speed that Â the new Google Chrome Beta Release promises to give. And while the Google Chrome folks are still busy preparing the results of their speed test you might want to start downloading the new release now, either for your Linux, Windows or Mac machines.
And to encourage you some more, the Official Chrome blog tells us:
Todayâ€™s new beta release incorporates one of Chromeâ€™s most significant speed and performance increases to date, with 30% and 35% improvement on theÂ V8 andÂ SunSpiderbenchmarks over the previous betaÂ channel release. In fact, looking back in time, Chromeâ€™s performance has improved by as much as 213% and 305% on these two benchmarks since our very first beta.
If browser speed is not really a big thing for you, Google Chrome Beta’s new features might entice you to get the browser. This new release offers not only bookmark synching capability also browser preferences such as themes, homepage and startup settings, web content settings and language. This means that you don’t have to do all those stuff again in all your installation of Google Chrome on various machines.
For current Chrome users, if you loved Chrome extensions and Incognito mode, well you can now use extensions while in the said browser mode.
Other new features of the new Google Chrome Beta release include geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets and file drag-and-drop capabilities. Â Chrome also welcomes Adobe Flash Player plug-in into the fold – allowing you to browse rich, dynamic websites.
If you haven’t switched to Google Chrome yet or if you’re still using IE, now is the best time to join the world. Grab the new Chrome Beta Release now.
Originally posted on May 4, 2010 @ 5:38 pm