I/O 2012: Google Chrome finally loses its beta tag

It took 20 updates, but Google Chrome is no longer beta.


It took 20 updates, but Google Chrome is no longer beta. Along with its announcements of the Nexus 7 tab, a developer version of Google glasses and the ubiquitous social media streaming Nexus Q, Google also announced that Chrome Beta would now be officially known as 'Chrome' and not 'Chrome Beta'.

I/O 2012: Google Chrome finally loses its beta tag

Google Chrome is no longer Beta

The upgraded Chrome is available for download on Google Play and on mobile devices. It will be the default browser for the new Nexus 7 tablet, but it's also available for any user who has a tablet or smartphone running Android Ice Cream Sandwich (or later).

In a blog post announcing the update, Google said, "This update picks up important stability and performance fixes since the last Beta, along with some minor UI adjustments, especially for tablets."

The website PCauthority added, "The SVG and PDF-related code in particular sees some useful updates this time, although there are other important tweaks as well, including one to "prevent sandboxed processes interfering with each other" (the fact that this was possible before is a significant issue)".

It also announced that a series of Beta Channel Update for Chromebooks.

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