Google Chrome 6.0.472.33 has been released to the Beta Channel for all
Updates from the previous beta include:
- Updated UI
- Form Autofill
- Syncing of extensions and Autofill data
- Increased speed and stability
One of the favorite features, Autofill, helps you fill in web forms
automatically with information that you specify, such as your name,
address, phone number, and the credit card number you use for shopping
online. Autofill builds up and saves this information for you over time,
so that you can fill in long web forms with just a few clicks without
typing in the same information over again. For your security, any
personal information stored in Chrome is safely stored and kept private
until a user chooses to share the information with a website.
Additionally, your credit card information is never saved without first
asking you explicitly.
For a demo of Autofill, check out this video.
You will also find more synchronization capabilities in this Chrome
version. In addition to syncing bookmarks, preferences, and themes, you
can now choose to sync your Chrome extensions as well as your Autofill
data (excluding credit card numbers) through your Google Account. With
Chrome’s sync features, you can personalize your Chrome experience and
access your painstakingly curated set of bookmarks, preferences, themes,
extensions, and Autofill data from any computer you choose, as long as
you’re signed in to your Google Account on Chrome for that computer. To
start syncing, go to the the “Sync” section of the “Personal Stuff” tab
in Chrome’s options.
You may notice that the user interface of the browser has a facelift in
this beta. As previewed on the developer channel in June, there is a
streamlined on the upper toolbar, made the Omnibox more approachable,
and condensed all of our options into a single menu. I hope that these
visual changes will make Chrome feel even simpler.
Last, but certainly not least, this new beta release continues to be
faster than before. Compared to its previous beta release, this newest
beta hits a 15% speed improvement on the V8 benchmark, and a 15%
performance. Additionally, it has improved by 64% on Mozilla’s Dromeao
DOM Core Tests.
To switch to the Beta release, you can download Google Chrome