Google Launches New Chrome Beta & Highlights Experiments

Posted Mar 20, 2009

Earlier this week Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) unveiled a new version of Chrome, the company’s web browser.  The newest version has zooming that increases and decreases graphics and text.  There is also now an auto-fill feature.  The tabs can now be dragged to the side of the screen.  The new version is the same as Chrome version

Google also mentioned that the new version has better JavaScript performance through a new version of the V8 engine.  “It’s 25 percent faster on our V8 benchmark and 35 percent faster on the Sunspider benchmark than the current stable channel version and almost twice as fast when compared to our original beta version,” stated Chrome product manager Brian Rakowski.

Google also announced that they reached out to several developers and designers regarding the V8 engine to come up with experiments.  Some of the developers have built games, art work, and interactive applications using the V8 engine.

Below is a video highlight of some of the experiments: