Google Chrome Dev-channel finally hits 1.x


From the “as promised” files:

 A week after putting its Google Chrome stable out of beta with the stable release, Google has now updated its dev-channel version to  This is the first 1.x Google Chrome dev-channel release and now once again represents the leading edge of Google Chrome development (at least in terms of publicly available numbered releases).

There are a number of what I personally would consider to be ‘important’ fixes in Chrome Among them is a fix for the Hotmail issue that was partially addressed in the last dev-channel release

For those migrating from Microsoft Internet Explorer there is also a key fix that corrects an issue that previously trigged a crash (so yes that would mean a crash in the non-beta  ‘stable’ release that came out last week). A PDF fix in the new dev-channel release is supposed to make in browser PDF viewing faster.

The bookmark search function also gets a really important fix correcting an issue that limited Chrome’s Bookmark manager ability to search on URL. As a search company, this was an item that Google had to fix quickly (and it has). This particular flaw was first reported on November 3rd.
No word yet as to when Google Chrome stable will be updated to include the dev-channel fixes – but if past releases are an indication it’s likely not until late next week (or later).

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