7 Notable Changes in Chromium 7!

Chromium Chrome 71 7 Notable Changes in Chromium 7!

Well we all know that, Google is already in development phase of Chrome / Chromium 7. As we wrote in our article, Google Chrome has adapted new release strategy to release new versions of Chrome in every six month. Which blindly tells that, by this year end we may see Chrome 7 and 8!

Before the stable release of Chrome 6, Google had started developing Chrome 7. And the good news is newly adapted webkit Flock web browser has released its latest version on Chromium 7. And now users are able to feel the latest and fastest Chromium version.

Tech Tip: Flock was previously running on Firefox codebase. Recently they shifted to new Chromium codebase. An another Chrome like browser icon wink 7 Notable Changes in Chromium 7!

Google has now officially confirmed that “there’s been a lot of work going on to overhaul Chromium’s graphics system” and that the browser will “begin to take advantage of the GPU to speed up its entire drawing model.”

Below are the top 7 notable changes we have got from Chromium 7,

The current version of Chromium project promises for improved speed. Accessing new tab and other options inside Chromium has been improved.

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Google has added vertically organizable tabs on the left side of the screen, which resembles the navigation structure of a website. It’s an interesting concept if you have a widescreen monitor that can accommodate side tabs, but it may be a rather useless feature on smartphones or even netbooks. We personally like Mozilla’s Tab Candy (Panorama) approach to organize tabs much better.

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Google has reduced the much appreciated feature in Chrome 6. Chrome 6 was having many shortcuts like history, downloads, help etc. But these shortcuts were found missing and users has to go back to use Ctrl + H for browsing through history of website opened and Ctrl + J for download history.

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It is the feature that Microsoft has been promoting for several months for its upcoming IE9 beta and a feature that is about to be activated in Firefox 4 Beta 5 early next month. Browser’s are beginning to take advantage of the multithreading capabilities of graphics processors to speed up their 2D and 3D performance. Google said that the functionality has been integrated in the “tip-of-tree Chromium” lately and the team “figured it was time for a primer”. Google says that it will be using the GPU to “speed up its entire drawing model, including many common 2D operations such as compositing and image scaling”.

Google said that it plans on offloading more and more work onto the GPU to “achieve impressive speedups”. Details are provided in a separate document on Google’s site.

Tech Tip: Many users found that GPU acceleration can already be manually activated in Chrome.

Google has added the shortcut to application tabs / extensions to access at the tip of the fingers. Below video explains everything about the apps tab.

Tech link: Download best Google Chrome add-ons / extensions.

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Chrome 7 or Chromium 7 has topped the list in HTML5 test. We found that Chrome 6 had got total of 232 points ( 222 + 10 bonus) out of 337. But the current version of chrome has hit 241 points ( 233 + 8 bonus). Before Chrome 7 we had thought that Firefox 4 beta 4 is inching closer with 212 points (203 + 9 bonus).

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The latest Nightly Builds of Chrome (Chromium) have also been equipped with a new “labs” feature that is apparently designed to deliver experimental features. It can be accessed via an about:labs command in the URL bar and shows, in this latest version (Chromium 7.0.509.0 Build 57783).

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But bad news is current version of Chromium is still having lots of problems and crashes now and then. Bug reporting has been improved with lesser fields to fill. Still Chrome / Chromium 7 has showed lot of changes in GPU acceleration and ready to take on Microsoft’s IE 9 and Mozilla’s Firefox 4.

What do you think about Chromium 7? Do you agree with us, Chrome 7 will be the fastest browser when compared to Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4? Share what you feel and let others know icon wink 7 Notable Changes in Chromium 7!

Vinay Gowda

Working in IT industry from past couple of years. Avid blogger, crazy about mobiles especially about Android powered devices! Tech is all you get out of me! Blogs at LetzWrite

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  • http://www.comptalks.com Bishwajeet

    I have used Flock and it worked at par with Firefox and will have to check how does it fares with Chromium code.

    • Vinay Gowda

      Its working great with Chromium code bro :) Try it once.. Thanks for the comment buddy :)

  • http://www.dailyblogging.org Mani Viswanathan

    It may be the fastest browser but not the most useful browser as it will still be a light weight one which won't support many tabs & will have memory hogs.

    • Vinay Gowda

      Google may take care of this bug in Chrome 7 final release bro ;) Lets see :)

  • http://www.gadgetcage.com/ sidduz

    I have been using Chrome over past few months. Only thing i like about Chrome is its interface. But these new features were adding more flavor for it. Thnx a lot for update!
    Will Check it out right away

    • Vinay Gowda

      Finally you are here :) Thanks for your thoughts on Chrome buddy :)

      Nice to my guest post in commentluv :D

      Do you want me to come me to and comment there :P

  • http://techsplurge.com Saket

    Side tabs look awesome, will definitely try it out.

    • Vinay Gowda

      Even I liked it a lot bro :) Thanks for the comment :)

  • se530

    At first I thought that side tabs is some kind of joke. I hope there is a way to bring it to the regular position. IMO – there is no point in moving the tabs on the side if all they do is taking valuable browsing space (the bar on the top does not shrink). I've tried such tab position in Opera for a few minutes a while ago, switched back and never even thought about tabs position again.

    Its not only the space question – the tab bar looks ugly as sin as well:)

    Dont get me wrong, I think side of screen is great for example for start panel (using it on the right side of screen in win 7 and loving it). IMO – its all about function, great looking layout and bigger working area/browsing space.