Google Chrome is one browser that has definitely made its mark in the web browser arena. This particular browser has turned out to be the most popular choice of many internet users considering the fact that it boasts a simple and clean layout while being fast as well. The Chromium platform, upon which Google Chrome is based, has also be used by social web browsers such as Flock for their own customized web browsers. Now, Google has rolled out another version of the browser, its Chrome 9.
Chrome 9 is going to be a stable version of this browser however Google doesn’t make any mention of the version number in the official blog post about the update.
In this build, Google brings three new major features:
- Chrome Instant
- Chrome Web Store
Google explains the details of these new features:
WebGL is a new technology which brings hardware-accelerated 3D graphics to the browser. With WebGL in Chrome, you can experience rich 3D experiences right inside the browser with no need for additional software. Curious about the three-dimensional possibilities? Try out these demos to experience the power of WebGL in the latest stable version of Chrome.
With Chrome Instant (à la Google Instant), web pages that you frequently visit will begin loading as soon as you start typing the URL. (“Look, Mom – no enter key!”). If supported by your default search engine, search results appear instantly as you type queries in the omnibox. To try out Instant, you’ll need to enable it in the Basics tab of Chrome’s options.
Lastly, the Chrome Web Store is now open to all Chrome users in the United States. As part of this, we’ve now added a link to the Chrome Web Store on the New Tab page, along with two sample apps. (If you don’t use these sample apps, they will automatically disappear after some time).
However, the funny part is that Google gives credit to the Reddit community for pointing out a potential flaw in Chrome 9. It says:
Special thanks to the Reddit community, for playing so much of the game “Z-Type” that they uncovered a Chromium audio bug — see below!
 Critical Race condition in audio handling. Credit to the gamers of Reddit!
The classification of this particular bug aside, it is funny to see that Google doesn’t feel bad in giving credit to those who expose flaws in its product.
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