Google yesterday rolled out a beta for Chrome 5, which boasts to be the fastest yet. With previous versions of Chrome already besting the competition in many tests, the even more optimized browser could now be the fastest way to view the web.
Google detailed in its blog yesterday that its new Chrome 5 features a 30 percent and 35 percent improvement on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over the previous beta channel release. Even more impressive is that Chrome 5 is 213 percent and 305 percent faster on these two benchmarks since the first Chrome beta release.
Besides speed, the new version of the browser brings with it a few other notable new features, as Google describes: "Under the hood, today’s release contains the goodness of some new HTML5 features, namely Geolocation APIs, App Cache, web sockets, and file drag-and-drop capabilities. Additionally, this is the first Chrome beta that features initial integration of the Adobe Flash Player plug-in with Chrome, so that you can browse a rich, dynamic web with added security and stability -- you’ll automatically receive security and feature updates for Flash Player with Chrome’s auto-update mechanism."
To play on just how fast the new Google Chrome browser is, the company has made a few interesting speed comparisons pitting the software against real life fast things. Check them out below!
They're testing the browser though...not someone's network, so I'm okay with it.
But until all the extensions I use are available there, I'll stick to firefox on my desktop pc. (nothing fancy, just the gestures, a .flv downloader, yesscript, adblock and image toolbar)