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Chrome Meets Opera In Version – Dev Channel Updated To Chrome 11

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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.

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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,

  • JavaScript rendering engine updated to version 3.1.4.0
  • 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 version of V8 – Crankshaft – which greatly improves JavaScript performance
  • 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  • Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default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.

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.

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V8 Javascript Benchmark

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Google on its official Chrome blog said,

In our new beta release, JavaScript is as quick as a bunny. With a new speed boost that we previewed in December, Chrome’s JavaScript engine V8 runs compute-intensive JavaScript applications even more quickly than before.

In fact, this beta release sports a whopping 66% improvement on the V8 benchmark suite over our current stable release.

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark

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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.

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Opera 10.70 Beta Tops Kraken JavaScript Benchmark!

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Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 first beta is out, Mozilla is releasing its long journey of beta versions, Chrome is inching towards is next big release Chrome 7! There are lot of things happening around us in browsers war.

All the browsers out there are working hardly on HTML5 features, GPU Acceleration, JavaScript Benchmarks and many more things to keep them on top. With no doubt, Chrome/Chromium 7 has already running high on HTML 5 features.

Today we are updating you guys more about the JavaScript Benchmark. There are lot of JavaScript benchmarks testings are available on market like webkit’s sunspider, Mozilla’s Kraken and Google’s V8 Benchmarks.

Mozilla says that its own Kraken JavaScript test is much more comprehensive than the Sunspider test and takes real world applications into account. There are those who claim that this test heavily favors Firefox, but Mozilla denies this allegation. Even we tested all current browser beta versions for Kraken JavaScript benchmark and the result is as below,

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Score: 19,526ms

Surprisingly, Opera 10.7 has hit a top score this time when compared to other current beta’s. Opera 10.7 beta is running on Carakan JavaScript.

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Score: 25657.2ms

Well Chromium, which we call Chrome for simplicity reasons in this article, is on second place with 25657 milliseconds. Chrome 7 is just ahead of Firefox 4 beta 6 with very small margin of milliseconds.

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Score: 26540.9ms

With 26540.9ms, Firefox’s latest version is on third place. Not bad, but Firefox would have scored well on its own test.

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Score: 29914.7ms

Apple Safari managed to get inside 30k with 29914.7ms. Safari’s SquirrelFish JavaScript developed by webkit team didn’t impress us although a 30 percent Javascript performance increase over Safari 4.

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Score: 75187.4ms

Much spoken Microsoft’s IE9 is running poorly on Kraken Benchmark. It is almost 4 times slower than Opera. Lot of work to be done on IE9 now!

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Well this is the current list of Kraken JavaScript Benchmark test. You can see Opera is topping the list, Chrome and Firefox is fighting neck-to-neck for second place and Safari performing quite a well. But on IE9 side, Microsoft team has to work lot of things after seeing placed on bottom in HTML5 and Kraken JavaScript Benchmark.

What you think about the current browser war? Is Opera really going to pull everyone back? Share your thought and let other also know icon smile Opera 10.70 Beta Tops Kraken JavaScript Benchmark!