Chrome Gets a New Stable Version (No Instant Yet)

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Google, in keeping with its strategy of releasing a new stable version of its Chrome browser every six weeks, has released a new one today. 

"In this stable release, we've focused primarily on hundreds of bug fixes," says Product Manager Jeff Chang. "We've also included a few other things that may be of interest to developers, such as full AppleScript support on Mac OS X for UI automation and implementation of the HTML5 parsing algorithm, the File API, and directory upload (via <input type="file" directory>). Also, if you choose to block sites from setting any data in your browser’s content settings for cookies, you can now use a new dialog for managing blocked cookies in bulk."

Google has a list of bug fixes for Chrome here

Earlier this month, Statcounter released information (visualized by Pingdom) indicating that Chrome has tripled its market share in the browser space since last year. 

That stands to increase significantly as Google TV purchases start happening, though the Chrome experience is somewhat limited on Google TV, based on my experience with the interface on Sony's model at BlogWorld. There was no Chrome extension functionality, for example. That's a huge selling point of the browser. Still, it's the default browser on the platform. 

We're still waiting for Google Instant to make its way to the a stable version of Chrome. Perhaps in another six weeks. 

Chris Crum
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