A new Dev Channel Update for Google’s open source browser is currently available for download for testers interested in running the most advanced development milestone of Chrome. At the end of the past week, Google released Chrome Build 5.0.317.2 for Windows via the Dev channel. The latest testing Build of Google Chrome has been made available exclusively for Windows users. Testers that are following closely the development process and releases of Chrome 5.0 already know that last week, the Mountain View-based search giant updated the Dev channel for the Mac OS X and Linux flavor of the company’s open source browser.
At the start of this year, Google launched the fourth major version of Chrome in less than two years, since the open source browser was first offered to testers. On January 25th, 2010, the Mountain View-based company started serving users Build 220.127.116.11 of Chrome for Windows through the stable channel, delivering a range of new features and security fixes since version 3.0.
Subsequently, Google moved the focus on producing version 5.0 of Chrome, which, judging from the progress made this far by Google, should become available later this year. Google Chrome Build 5.0.317.2 also features a few issues that testers should be aware of, such as “automatic translation does not work for Chinese language sites; uninstall problem on Google Chrome and Chromium; crashes following the installing of a current Beta/Stable release after an uninstall; multiple exceptions can occur, related to the Content Settings UI; when "Ask me ..." is set, cookies are still set without asking; pop-up settings changed in bubble are not saved,” Laforge added.
Google Chrome 5.0.317.2 is available for download here