Google Releases Chrome 14

Google's Chrome browser has the ability to keep itself updated, so if you're a regular user (who also restarts the browser regularly), then you should be updated – even if you weren't aware of it.

In either case, you may be pleased to know that Google has officially released the stable version of Chrome 14.

Google says that this release contains two significant technologies which allow developers to create even more powerful web apps and games:

  • The Web Audio API enables developers to add fancy audio effects such as room simulation and spatialization.
  • Native Client is an open-source technology which allows C and C++ code to be seamlessly and securely executed inside the browser. Currently, Native Client only supports applications listed in the Chrome Web Store, but we are working to remove this limitation as soon as possible.

Mac users running Chrome will also appreciate some of the Mac OS X Lion-specific additions, such as overlay scrollbars, which appear only while you’re scrolling and natively supported full-screen mode.

Download Chrome 14 here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • CaedenV
    well, that was quick.
  • wiinippongamer
    Best browser around
  • phishy714
    NEWS: Chrome 19 is now available!

    I swear they pop these things out like crazy
  • Netherscourge
    Oh yea. Weird. I've had Chrome up all day. Just looked at the version number and it's now 14.0.835.163.

  • aftcomet
    Gotta admit it's pretty fast.
  • hellwig
    Phishy714NEWS: Chrome 19 is now available!I swear they pop these things out like crazyYeah, remember when there were different types of releases. Version 2.0 would be a major update. Version 2.1 would be a collection of fixes and minor updates, and version 2.1.1 would be additional bug fixes. Now, Firefox and Chrome are getting a new version number ever couple weeks, which is ridiculous. I want a new major number when something good changes, not just when some timer at Google headquarters expires.
  • rantoc
    "The Web Audio API enables developers to add fancy audio effects such as room simulation and spatialization."

    So the idea is not only to visualy add-spam the user but also by sound...
  • knellie22
    I don't understand the big deal about browser updates. I don't care to know if/when they're updated. Just keep it current, and working properly & I'm happy.
  • enzo matrix
    But.. but... I've been using Chrome 15 for at least a month!
  • eddieroolz
    These days, version numbers from Mozilla and Google don't mean squat...a bugfix is a major upgrade! /s