Two weeks ago, version 9 of Chromium made its debut. Now Chrome 9 has hit the Dev channel for all platforms.
Other than Verbatim Instant, all of the recent Chrome Labs are included, and there has been more work on things like hardware acceleration and cloud printing. According to the Chrome releases blog, this new version fixes a number of bugs and includes some other minor tweaks to the UI. A good portion of work has been done to improve the use of extensions.
The log of revisions also notes a lot of Chrome OS-related work, especially with network connectivity fixes.
A stable release of Chrome 9 should be ready by the beginning of December.