At the start of this week Google updated the Beta Channels for both the Chrome browser and the Chrome OS.
The new Chrome 11.0.696.34
is available not only for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux but also for the latest Beta Build of Google’s open source operating system.
According to Orit Mazor
, from the Google Chrome team, early adopters can now download Chrome OS Beta R11 release 0.11.257.44 and start testing the new release immediately.
Since it includes Chrome 11.0.696.34, Chrome OS 0.11.257.44 testers will be able to develop new applications and extensions leveraging the latest experimental application programming interfaces supported with the browser: Web Navigation and Proxy Extension.
At the same time, a range of fixes have been introduced in the latest Beta Build of Chrome OS. Testers will be able to notice that Google introduced new improvements in terms of the platform’s functionality and stability.
Mazor also underlined that additional fixes to the new trackpad were introduced, designed to enhance user experience. On top of this, the Mountain View-based search giant dealt with a variety of other problems, including:
“• We are now running Flash Player on a new platform known as Pepper/PPAPI by default, which we hope will improve stability and performance. It is also running inside a full sandbox which further protects users from malware and security exploits.
• An NPAPI version of Flash Player is still included, but not used by default. If you experience significant problems or incompatibilities with the (default) PPAPI version, you can switch to the NPAPI version using chrome://plugins.
• Several WiFi bug fixes are in
• Enabled GSM support for 3G via commands in crosh
• AutoUpdate now supports Proxy AutoConfiguration (PAC) files and automatic proxy detection
• New window switcher UI,” Mazor said.