Google Launches New, Faster Chrome

    May 28, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google announced a new version of its browser Chrome today that the company says is "faster than ever." It also comes with some new features.

For example, form autofill, which enables Chrome to remember text you enter on websites so you can save time in the future. This can be cleared simply by clearing browsing data under the toosl menu.

A couple other new features are full screen mode and the ability to remove thumbnails from the new tab page. When you open a new tab, Chrome preloads it with links to sites you visit the most, recently saved sites, recently closed tabs, and recently used search engines.

Back to speed, JavaScript-heavy pages will supposedly run 30% faster. Google shares this graph:

V8 Benchmark Suite

People who already use Chrome will receive updates automatically. Otherwise, the latest version can be downloaded here.