Google is back again! On 14th August, 2010 Google released the first beta of Chrome 6 and on November 3rd we got the stable version of Chrome 6. Today Google has released one more stable version.
Google’s Six Weeks Strategy
Well as expected and as promised by Google, right after 6 weeks an another Chrome stable version has been released today. Chromium team has taken out the beta tag from Chrome 7 and has released stable version today.
Chromium 7 Build Story
On August 30th, Google started developing Chrome 7 browser under the tag name “Chromium 7“. Following are the few articles which covered every step of Chrome 7 Build,
- 7 Notable Changes in Chromium 7!
- Chrome 7 beats other browsers in HTML5 Test!
- Google Instant Search Integrated in Chrome 7!
- No Instant Search Blacklist in Chrome 7
Chrome 7: As Stable Version
Google has stuck to its strategy and as expected it released Chrome 7 Stable version today. Chrome 8 build was started as soon as Chrome 7 first beta went online. You can now download the latest Chrome version,
Chrome 7 stayed just few days on beta tag as Chrome 8 took over beta tag. But shockingly Chrome 7 stable version came out with nothing! Not at all a impressing browsing as it just looked similar to Chrome 6.
Few points about Chrome 7,
- Faster than Chrome 6
- Features are as similar to Chrome 6
- No Instant Search
- No Side tabs
- Scores 260 out of 337 in HTML5 test
Well we were expecting many things from Chrome 7 and finally it ended up with nothing!
In this stable release, Google has focused primarily on hundreds of bug fixes. They have 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” webkitdirectory>).
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.
Must say and its crystal clear that Chrome 7 has been mainly updated for Mac user. And all the expected features has been moved to next version.
Installed Chrome 7? What you say? Share what you feel! 😛