Google Chrome Officially Leaves Beta

12 12 2008

Google’s party-crashing browser Chrome has officially dropped its Beta tag and is a fully fledged release.

Google posted the news this morning as Chrome took the odd step of leaving Beta (we covered not long ago that 45% of Google products are in Beta, including Gmail after 4 years!)

Google Chrome LogoWith the 15th relsease of the browser since its September 1st launch, Chrome has developed with the help of its users feedback:

Google Chrome is a better browser today thanks to the many users who sent their feedback and the many more who enabled automatic crash reports, helping us rapidly diagnose and fix issues.

The browser’s release into the wild could possibly undo the good work that Opera’s release of they’re new version 10 as the two battle for rankings in the browser market. Google claim that user feedback has made Chrome more stable, faster and with greater privacy controls. However, the people in the office I’ve spoken to still don’t use it, they don’t tend to stray far from Firefox, even with a big name like Google behind Chrome.

With an extension programme being developed, Chrome could finally get some space between itself and Chrome in the race for fourth place (Firefox, IE and Safari being ahead)

I think its time to give it another try… A thought thats not lost on Google:

If you haven’t used Google Chrome for a while, now might be a good time to give it another spin.




One response

4 01 2009

it will be interesting to see if Chrome can get as much market share as Firefox; for now they seem to have leveled off…

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