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It’s been two months since the Chrome Stable Channel has been updated, and Google has announced today that version 9 is now being pushed out in the Stable channel. Along with the requisite security fixes, the browser also gets some new graphical ability as well as speed improvements over the previous version and the Chrome Web Store is now installed by default.
Security researchers have been award $2,000 for this release, and that included a problem where printing PDFs causes the browser to crash.
Google’s printing service for Chrome and Chrome OS is called Google Cloud Print. Unbeknownst to me, it is already in Beta, but you’ll need to have Chrome 9 in order for it to work. Does that mean there will be no printing on initial previews of Chrome OS devices that may be happening tomorrow. At this point it’s hard to tell.
Amazingly, 71% of people are using the latest version of their browser.
Google is drawing lines in the sand over data reciprocity.
Wired says that Chrome 9 looks a lot like version 8, and that’s by design.
Hardware problems are possibly delaying Google’s second hardware offering, the Nexus Two.
Here’s a tip from Lifehacker on how to go Flash-free with the Chrome browser.
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.
Version 9 of Chrome is on its way. This is because the builds of Chromium that are released frequently throughout the day have now reached 9.
What’s going to be new in Chrome 9? It’s hard to say, the releases are starting to come so fast most of the work being done is on bug fixes and the like. We can expect to see more “about:flags” functionality along the way, and the implementation of more File API specifications should be coming along for the release of the webapp-laden Chrome Web Store.
CNET is reporting that although hardware acceleration can be enabled in current versions of Chrome available, it won’t come standard to the browser until at least Chrome 9. Jason Kersey, a Program Manager for Chrome at Google, announced on the Chromium development discussion list recently indicating that version 8 is going to soon be pushed to the Canary and Development builds.
That means we can expect Chrome 7 to move to stable very soon. It was about six weeks ago when 6 went stable, so an announcement should be just around the corner.