Chrome Beta Updates With Faster Speeds, Preference Syncing

Windows/Mac/Linux: Chrome's pretty fast, even if you're not updating with its beta or development channels. Those who dig speed might now consider making the slightly-less-stable jump, though, as Google's pushing new, faster versions to its Windows, Mac and Linux beta channels.

Google claims the new versions offer a 30-35 per cent increase in scripting speed, and an overall increase of more than 200 per cent from the date of their first beta (according to a testing suite, anyway). More than speed, though, they've also added preference syncing on top of bookmarks, the use of extensions while in Incognito (privacy) mode, and a host of HTML5-related features, like drag-and-drop file uploading and the geo-location API we showed you how to turn off yesterday.

Google Chrome's beta update is a free download for all platforms. If you're using the standard stable release, you can make the upgrade at the beta channel page.

Pedal to the Chrome metal: Our fastest beta to date for Windows, Mac and Linux [Google Chrome Blog]


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