Google Chrome 1.0 Final Version Now Available
The search giant is speedy when it comes to promoting its browser: Google Chrome got rid of its Beta tag and now is available as a gold release.
December 12, 2008
“We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met but our work is far from done. We are working to add some common browser features such as form autofill and RSS support in the near future. We are also developing an extensions platform along with support for Mac and Linux.,” reads a post on the Google Blog penned by Sundar Pichai, VP, Product Management, and Linus Upson, Engineering Director
According to the two, the final version of the Chrome browser has been significantly tweaked in several key areas:
- improved stability and performance of plug-ins, with a focus on fixing video and audio glitches
- bookmark manager and privacy:a new bookmark import and export features, a new way to manage large numbers of bookmarks.
- security: Google Chrome's sandbox technology creates an additional layer of defense against harmful software and the Safe Browsing feature provides protection against phishing and malware attacks for many browser users.
Future updates to the browser will include form autofill and RSS support, as well as the unveiling of an extensions platform. Support for Mac and Linux should also be on its way.
Google Chrome can be downloaded from here.