At just a few days after updating the Beta development milestone
of its open source browser, Google has also refreshed the bits available to developers. At the start of this week, users were able to download and start test-driving Chrome Beta 188.8.131.52 for Windows. As of January 14th, 2010, the Dev channel release of Google Chrome was updated to Build 4.0.295.0. But unlike the Beta flavor of the open source browser, Build 4.0.295.0 is also available for users of Linux and Mac OS X.
“The Dev channel has been updated to 4.0.295.0 for all platforms,” said Orit Mazor
, from the Google Chrome team, noting changes specific for Chrome running on the latest iteration of the Windows client, namely Windows 7. “Win7 - Add profile info to app id associated with shortcuts and window; append profile info to win7 app id; "Don't show "Did you mean" infobars on single-word searches for users whose ISP or DNS provider displays custom error pages for nonexistent hostnames".”
There are additional fixes introduced for the Chrome versions designed for Linux and Mac OS X. At the same time there are a number of issues that have survived past this release and that Google made public. Most affected will be users running Mac OS X, which are bound to stumble across problems involving the Bookmark manager for Mac, the close button and crashes within the Inspector. “You can find out about getting on the Dev channel here
,” Mazor added.
In tandem with boosting the Dev channel release of Chrome to 4.0.295.0, the mountain View based search giant also refreshed the Google Chrome Frame. “Google Chrome Frame has been updated to version 4.0.295.0. All users should be updated automatically. This release fixes several of the most common crashes and (…) issues,” Mazor said.
The latest release of Google Chrome is available for download here