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Google Speeds Up JavaScript in Chrome Beta

The latest theater of the browser wars is being fought over speed, particularly speed of handling JavaScript. Recent months have seen Google's Chrome, Apple's Safari, Opera and Mozilla Firefox all claiming the victory in JavaScript speeds.

Now Chrome says that it's poised to once again take the lead. Datamation takes a look at enhancements in the new Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 Beta channel edition, which includes dramatic improvements to JavaScript handling as well as tighter Flash integration and expanded synchronization features.


Since the very first release of Google's Chrome browser, JavaScript performance has been a key metric used to highlight its speed compared to the competition. This week, with the release of Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 Beta channel edition for Linux, Mac, and Windows, Google is boosting JavaScript performance yet again.

According to Google, Chrome 5.0.375.29 Beta is between 30 and 35 percent faster than its predecessor, depending on the JavaScript benchmark used.

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Google Accelerates Chrome 5 Beta