10 million download free Google Chrome browserGoogle Chrome now out of beta and better than ever

12 December 2008

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Google is boasting of 10 million active users around the world for its Chrome browser, as it removes the beta label.

Google’s entrance into the web browser arena 100 days ago was significant as the search engine giant sought to reduce the dominance of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, and take on Opera and Firefox.

Our First Look review of Google Chrome commended the innovative features when it was launched, and according to Google, the latest version, following 14 updates, is more stable and has better performance.

In particular Google claims that it have now fixed video and audio glitches, that Chrome starts up faster and loads pages quicker, and that it has improved bookmarking features and privacy controls.

Google Chrome’s Safe Browsing feature provides is said to provide protection against phishing and malware, but it’s important to understand the risks, so Which? has a guide to online safety.

Existing Chrome users should find that their browser installation detects the latest upgrades, and downloads security and bug fixes automatically. New users keen to try out the latest browser, can download Google Chrome for free.

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