After it released new Beta and Stable Builds of Chrome 14 and respectively Chrome 13 earlier this week, Google is providing early adopters testing the most advanced version of its open source browser new bits to play around with.
Google Chrome 15.0.861.0 is now available for download through the Dev Channel, an update which pushes version 15 of the browser a little bit farther along on the development process.
As it’s usually the case with Google, Chrome 15.0.861.0 Dev releases were synchronized for all supported platforms, namely Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Testers running Chromebooks are yet to get a new Dev Channel Build of Chrome 15 for Chrome OS, but undoubtedly, the Mountain View-based search company will produce fresh releases soon enough, most probably by the end of this week.
Early adopters that update to Chrome 15.0.861.0 Dev will be able to notice a boost in reliability compared to previous Dev Build of Chrome 15.
Google underlined that the latest Chrome 15 Dev release is designed to introduce fixes for a number of stability issues which resulted in crashes.
The company also focused on resolving additional bugs, such as one which caused popup windows launched by Chrome extensions to appear blank instead of displaying the normal content to users.
Since Google Chrome 15 is only available through the Dev Channel, the latest update is designed only for testing environments and not to be run into production.
Unresolved bugs causing a variety of issues are inherent to pre-release software and Google Chrome 15.0.861.0 Dev makes no exception.
Case in point: hitting Ctrl + P in order to bring up Print Preview on websites will not work in Chrome 15.0.861.0 Dev. Google has acknowledged the issue, noting that a fix is on its way in the next Dev Channel update of Chrome 15.
Google Chrome for Windows is available for download here.
Google Chrome for Linux is available for download here.
Google Chrome for Mac is available for download here.