An year after it’s first release, Google Chrome has a new stable release today, with a long list of new features and improvements. Let’s take a look at what they are.
Before we start, let me tell you something, if you have are a regular reader of ChromeStory.com, none of these features will be news to you, because I always bring you the latest news on new features, while Â it is still being developed. But still, if you were not using Dev or Beta version of Chrome, it will be fun to go through them again, and start using these cool features ! So, read on.
Faster Page Loading and Java
I have experienced this difference ever since I started using Google Chrome, and it got better day by day. For me, this is the fastest application on my desktop, which starts within a second when Clicked. And on Java script processing, this version is 150% better than the very first release of Google Chrome. Speed really matters when you are online, so you can’t ignore Google Chrome’s achievement here. Kudos !
Sexy New Tab Pages.
You know what’s the best thing about Google Chrome that I love ? Its this : When Google Chrome first came out, most of the complaints and criticisms I heard was about the new tab page, showing the most visited websites to everyone, no option to re order or remove something from there etc. Now, this very new tab page is the most appreciated feature of Google Chrome.
Why ? Some serious work has gone in to the design and abilities of this page. Now you can remove websites from this page, re order, make them a list, and more. Read all about it here, my old post here.
Yes, themes are now available for all Google Chrome users. If you are looking for a change, try them !. Â It’s really easy to change the theme here. Go to the Theme Gallery, and click on “apply theme” link next to the theme of your choice, and you are done ! You can always go back to the default theme if you want to.
HTML 5 is being added to Chrome with this release. In Google’s Words,
We’re very excited aboutÂ HTML5 becoming standard in modern browsers, and continued to add HTML5 capabilities to this stable release. We’re particularly excited about the <video> tag in HTML5, which makes embedding videos in a page as simple as embedding regular images. The <video> tag also allows video playback without a plug-in
So, here is what you should do now, share this information with your non-chroming friend, and make them use Google chrome 🙂