Google pushes ahead with Chrome 10

Google's browser hits version 10 in development

By - January 26, 2011 Share on LinkedIn
Google pushes ahead with Chrome 10

Google is clearly going to continue its headlong dash into the browser market in 2011, having just released version 10 of its Chrome browser. Just last month users were getting used to the stable release of Chrome 8 and already version 10 is popping up in the development channel.

Version numbers aside, each new version of Chrome brings with it substantial changes and new features. The big focus for Chrome 8 was the built-in PDF reader, and the fact that the PDF browser was sandboxed from the rest of the browser to prevent it crashing the the entire browser if the reader has a problem.

Chrome 9 was a relatively low-key release for developers, with just a handful of changes including tweaks to the Javascript engine and some extensions management changes.

The development version of Chrome 10 is an altogether different case.

For a start Chrome 10 has a brand new version of the V8 Javascript engine. The new version of the engine includes major improvements in speed on 32-bit Intel platforms as well as a much improved debugger.

Also improved in Chrome version 10 is the preferences dialog tab which has had a small facelift since the previous version.

Naturally there has been some work done to improve Google’s search performance in Chrome. Support for Google Instant, Google’s ‘as-you-type’ search results, has been tweaked to be a bit faster according to developers.

Some additional tweaks have also been added to the built-in PDF reader included in version 8. These include a Save and Print button which are included in the context menu for PDFs.

Chrome 10 can be downloaded from the Chromium development channel.

Last week Chrome developers also released a new beta version of Chrome 9, and it now looks likely that version 9 will be released as a stable by late January or early February.

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