Google Chrome 9 Released for Developers

Google has officially released Chrome 9 version of its web browser in the Developer Channel for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. The new Google Chrome 9.0.570.0 build is specifically meant for developers to try out, as it contains significant behind-the-scenes changes that regular users may not notice, but could cause instability and so favours those with good knowledge of the way software code works. (If you’re one of these people, the list of changes can be found here.)  Basically, the changes include some security fixes and several minor changes to make it run faster. No new features are added at this moment though, so those looking for new toys will get nothing out of this.

Google Chrome 9 "About" box.

The "About Google Chrome" dialogue in the new 9.0 Developer release.

Last month, Chrome 8.0.552.xx beta version was released in developer channel, but a stable Chrome 8 release has yet to emerge. With this new arrival though, we believe that a stable build of Chrome 8 may finally be released in the coming weeks – or days. Google has confirmed, however, that it is aiming to release Chrome 9 by November 29. You can download the Chrome 9 Dev version here.

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5 Responses

  1. Great article, keep em’ coming!

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