Thursday, June 09, 2011

Google Chrome Reaches 12

In Google Chrome Release Blog, Jason Kersey of Google Chrome team officially announced the availability of Google Chrome 12 into stable channel, which means that users will have an update when they opened the about dialog in Chrome.

The latest stable version of Chrome is now 12.0.742.91 and it includes a number of new features and updates, including:
  • Hardware accelerated 3D CSS
  • New Safe Browsing protection against downloading malicious files
  • Ability to delete Flash cookies from inside Chrome
  • Launch Apps by name from the Omnibox
  • Integrated Sync into new settings pages
  • Improved screen reader support
  • New warning when hitting Command-Q on Mac
  • Removal of Google Gears
There's also a bunch of security fixes which are described on the blog post. They keep doing the incremental updates scheme and so far, they are doing it properly by release it often, mostly when dealing with security updates. I only wished for a delta updates in the future, so users doesn't have to download the full package, but only the delta (differences) between two versions. Mozilla Firefox has done this and Apple also have delta updates for their system and it has been officially announced in the WWDC 2011. Why can't Google do the same for their products? daydreaming