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A New Beta: Why slow down when you can speed up?

August 5th, 2009

There’s a brand new beta for you to try out today. As always, we continue to focus on speed, and this beta release shows over 30% improvement on both the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over our current stable channel release. We’ve also improved two of the most loved and most used features of Google Chrome:…

Tip: Quick site searches with the Omnibox

July 21st, 2009

We recently showcased how the address bar (also affectionately known as the Omnibox) doubles as a search box: simply type a search term in the box and press Enter to see results from your default search engine. Here’s another fun fact about the address bar: you can use it to search sites that you’ve previously…

10 days left to submit your video

July 13th, 2009

Over the past few weeks, we on the Google Chrome team have been delighted and entertained by your video entries for the Google Chrome Icon Project. Videos so far have ranged from dessert making in California to coordinated hockey players in Russia to complex 3D animations from Japan. You can view all the submissions on…

Google Chrome OS – FAQ

July 8th, 2009

We’ve been getting a number of questions in reference to our ‘Introducing the Google Chrome OS‘ blog post, and so here are a number of your most frequently asked Qs – along with our As. We’ll be sure to add more to this list as popular questions come in. Is Google Chrome OS free? Yes…

Lost a tab? Not to worry.

July 7th, 2009

Google Chrome has a lot of features that make your browsing easier, but you might not notice them all right away. This is because we’ve taken great care to keep our design clean, so features don’t get in your way when you’re not using them. A great example of this is our session restore functionality,…

Google Update, Updated

July 1st, 2009

A few months ago, we released the source code to Google Update, our software that ensures that users are using the latest and greatest version of Google Chrome. Today, we are making another improvement to Google Update such that it will run at periodic intervals, as opposed to running as a continual process. Learn more…