Google Chrome 4 Stable Released with Support for Extentions, Bookmark Sync and more

Google has finally released Google Chrome 4 stable version, which brings in support for Extensions, Bookmark Sync and other 1500+ features to the masses. A great news for both the extension developers and users. Also, according to Chrome blog, chrome 4.0 is 42% faster compared to Chrome 3.0 and 400% since the first stable release last year.


The major features in this release are:

  • Extensions
  • 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”

Here is a Google video on Chrome extensions:

Google Chrome 4 can be downloaded from the official Google Chrome website. The web browser is only available for Windows PCs with versions for Linux and Macintosh promised to be released later this year. Those using the stable version for Windows will be automatically updated within the next week (or you can check for updates manually). If you haven’t yet tried Google Chrome, you can download it from here. [via Chrome blog]

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