Google has released the next version of its Chrome web browser to the stable channel, which follows last month’s Beta channel release and is available to download now. The stable channel is where the firm releases its browser once it’s happy that there are no major bugs or flaws and it allows C and C++ code to be executed within the browser……………….
A small piece of the next-generation Google Chrome guts called Native Client arrives in Chrome stable about a month after it landed on the beta channel, as new audio technology also gains a footing and Google Chrome 14 stable for Windows, Mac and Linux, also makes a spate of security fixes for all platforms and some useful changes to the Mac version. Those using Apple’s latest operating system can now enjoy native full-screen mode support and has also been aesthetically touched-up in order to improve the general browsing experience when using Chrome. Google Chrome 14 also comes bundled with the new Web Audio API, which gives developers the ability to create a number of audio effects such as room simulation and spatialization. It’s been scarcely three years since the initial version was released to the public in 2008, yet it is now the browser of choice for almost 1 in 7 of surfers worldwide, behind only Internet Explorer and Firefox, both of which must now be feeling the heat of the Google juggernaut. Google indeed having a fair amount of leverage when it comes to internet behavior and habits, it takes more than dogmatic advertising campaigns to pries consumers away from a browser they’ve become accustomed to, especially if the alternative is no better. But Chrome is actually a very good browser and despite coming from one of the world’s largest and most influential internet company, it does actually deliver the goods, too. The numbers speak for themselves. You can download the latest version of Chrome here, or if you’re an existing user, simply hit the spanner icon and scroll down to About Google Chrome from which you can process your update.