Two and half years back Google entered browser war by introducing Chrome browser. It was in beta for long time and finally upgraded to its first version. From then the journey of Google Chrome started and today it has reached a version which is equal to 14 year old Opera browser.
Still the 15 year old Internet Explorer is in version 9 and Firefox in version 4! Now just think about how hard Google is working towards Chrome browser.
Google Chrome Ver.11
Here comes an another milestone set by Google which equals Opera in versioning its browser.
Google has updated its browser Chrome to ver.11 and its beta to ver.10 today. Following are the some of the features and improvements made Chrome 11,
- protection against cross-site scripting attacks
- table fixes for a few crashes as well as compatibility issues
- XSS Auditor has been re-designed and is now enabled by default in ver.11
Tech Link: Download Chrome 11 dev.
Following are the improvements found in Chrome 10 Beta,
- New settings pages that open in a tab, rather than a dialog box
- Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default
- Password sync as part of Chrome Sync now enabled by default
- GPU Accelerated Video
- Background WebApps
- webNavigation extension API
Tech Link: Download Chrome 10 Beta.
Google has set its goal to release new version of Chrome browser once in every six weeks and kept its promise by delivering it on time.
Chrome HTML5 Test Score Cross 300 points!
On the HTML5 test, Chrome has crossed 300 points out of 400 and now scores 306(293 and 13 bonus points). That’s a very good jump and first browser to support so many HTML5 tags.
Google on its official Chrome blog said,
In fact, this beta release sports a whopping 66% improvement on the V8 benchmark suite over our current stable release.
Well the latest test by Microsoft after the releasing Internet Explorer 9 RC shows that Chrome 10 development version has lost grip on SunSpider JS.
Well Google is really working hard enough to stay strong in browser war. Firefox 5’s first look has just shown some ultimate changes coming in Firefox browser. Firefox 5 will surely get back into browsers war very strongly!
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 first RC also tweaked its UI and made a strong back. Opera is currently on build its next version Opera 11.10 which code named as “Barracuda”.
Lots to come. Last but not the least! Browsers war is on and all browser are making a come strong back! Get ready to watch an ultimate war. Stay tuned for more info.