Google Loves Speed, Improves Chrome Performance Again

By | August 5, 2009 | 7 Comments


Google Loves Speed, Improves Chrome Performance AgainWith the latest Chrome Beta release, Google has announced some great improvements in both, usability and performance areas.

You can now rearrange web sites on New Tab page using drag and drop action, pin the ones you like or even hide specific site elements.

Omnibox was tweaked as well. Added icons should help users to distinguish between searches, bookmarks, suggested sites or the ones from history.
Google Loves Speed, Improves Chrome Performance Again

Other new features include: HTML 5 video tag and web workers support, theme support (as from Themes Gallery) and more.

As for speed, the following release is now more than 30% faster in both, V8 and SunSpider benchmarks. Also, due to various improvements in many areas, web pages should load even faster.

Download Chrome Beta.


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  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Omnibox icons are cool…
    We can see with this release that the copy of “Speed Dial” (also got by Safari) is getting done, now the only feature missing is Ctrl + Number shortcut. =D

  • Daniel Hendrycks

    Wait, why should Chrome implement the HTML5 video tag when it (at this point) won’t be in the final draft? (Sorry if this is a stupid question)

  • http://127.0.0.1/ Žilvinas

    I found an interesting thing in this new release. Older Chrome Beta on Windows 7 was loading 2 processes: chrome.exe and GoogleChromeCrashHanlder. Now it loads 2x chrome.exe + GoogleChromeCrashhanlder. Hmm interesting, by default it is running only one tab and uses 2 processes for running one tab.

  • Žilvinas

    I found an interesting thing in this new release. Older Chrome Beta on Windows 7 was loading 2 processes: chrome and CrashHanlder. Now it loads 2x chrome. + Crashhanlder. Hmm interesting because now, by default it is running only one tab and uses 2 processes for running one tab.

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  • http://www.moddular.org/log Andy

    The video element will still be in HTML5, however what changed was that the spec no longer specifies which codecs should be supported. Kind of like how HTML doesn’t define what formats the img element should use.

  • John

    Definitely cool. I personally love chrome but why do I hear so much bad about it on the Internet?