Google Chrome Updated to 4.0 Adds 1,500 Features

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Google just uploaded the latest version of their successful web browser. This time it's version 4.0 for everyone with over 1,500 new features. Yes, you read it right over 1,500 new features in just one update. There's even a video explaining the upgrades. Check the break for all the new stuff we can use this great browser, who knows you might even forget about your current browser.

Google Chrome has always knocked out Firefox in terms of speed and javascript performance. The only thing that keeps a lot of users from switching over to Chrome is the ability to customize Firefox with the use of extensions. Now that Chrome has over 1,500 extensions I'm sure a lot of users will make the switch. Here's a list of the upgrades we get in version or in simpler terms 4.0:
Bookmark sync
Enhanced developer tools
HTML5: Notifications, Web Database, Local Storage, WebSockets, Ruby support
v8 performance improvements
Skia performance improvements
Full ACID3 pass, due to re-enabled remote font support (with added defense against bugs in operating system font libraries)
HTTP byte range support
New security feature: "Strict Transport Security" support
Experimental new anti-reflected-XSS feature called "XSS Auditor"

Google Chrome has been my main browser when blogging and browsing the web. So have you made the switch or considering it?

Posted by Jab Escutin
Source: Chrome Blog via Gizmodo