Die-hard Google Chrome users are now able to enjoy faster page load speeds after some improvements to the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks.
Mads Ager, Software Engineer at Google, recently reported that the new web browser has an increased rate of 35% more than its former Beta release along with some new features for Internet Users.
The new functions of Google Chrome include allowing people to sync their bookmarks on several computers through their Google account, and a new set of browser preferences like themes, homepage and start-up settings, web content settings, and language. Extensions are also now available for those who like to browse in private or incognito mode.
Google has also added more HTML5 functions to Chrome like Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop capabilities. The Adobe Flash Player plug-in is now integrated into Google Chrome for added security.
Apple users will be happy to learn that the browser is now available on Intel based computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later. Apple’s rival Safari browser is lagging behind. Google’s Chrome browser has jumped from 0% of the market to 7% in 20 months compared with Safari, which has only grown 2%. Apple CEO Steve Jobs has responded with a promise to boost Safari with the HTML5 support that Google Chrome already has. In the meantime it seems that Google’s latest browser is quickly climbing to the top of the Internet world with new innovations and improvements coming our way.
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