Chrome 10.0.648.82 Beta Channel Lands with 'Speed, Sync, and Settings'

Google today released the Chrome 10.0.648.82 to the Beta channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which includes a dramatic improvement in JavaScript speed, new password sync features, and entirely revamped browser settings.Chrome 10 contains some really great improvements including:New version of V8 - Crankshaft - which greatly improves javascript performance -- Chrome's JavaScript engine V8 […]

Google today released the Chrome 10.0.648.82 to the Beta channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which includes a dramatic improvement in JavaScript speed, new password sync features, and entirely revamped browser settings.

Chrome 10 contains some really great improvements including:

  • New version of V8 - Crankshaft - which greatly improves javascript performance -- Chrome's JavaScript engine V8 runs compute-intensive JavaScript apps even more quickly than before. In fact, this beta release sports a whopping 66% improvement on the V8 benchmark suite over our current stable release.

    V8 benchmark

  • New settings pages that open in a tab, rather than a dialog box -- Added two new settings features that make it easy to customize Chrome to your liking.
    1. Firstly, if you can't remember where a particular pesky configuration setting is, simply type its name into the search box to see the settings that match as you type.
    2. Secondly, you can also now jump directly to most settings pages using their own dedicated URLs, without needing to navigate through a sequence of windows
  • Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default
  • Password sync across multiple computers, along with your bookmarks, preferences, themes, and extensions as part of Chrome Sync now enabled by default. -- For added security, you can choose to encrypt your synced passwords with your own secret sync passphrase. To enable sync, visit the "Personal Stuff" section of Chrome's settings dialog.
  • GPU Accelerated Video -- In full screen mode, CPU usage may decrease by as much as 80%! This means better battery life so you can keep going and going like that pink bunny in the commercials.
  • Background WebApps
  • webNavigation extension API

Here's a short video of the new settings interface in action:

[tags]v8,crankshaft,plugins,password,sync,accelerated video,hardware acceleration,webapps[/tags]

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