Google launches Chrome 3 stable
Broadband users have been offered the opportunity to download an updated version of the Google Chrome web browsing software that its creator has stated comes with a number of interesting changes.
Anthony Laforge, program manager for the system, posted an article on the search company's official blog page explaining exactly what people can expect from the system.
The browser - which could act as an alternative to existing products like Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Opera - recently celebrated its first birthday and is celebrating with Chrome 3, which follows two stable versions and a beta testing release.
In addition to the various updates and 3,505 bugs Google has fixed in the past 12 months, it was noted that the new option is faster than ever before in terms of start up time and page loading.
A redesigned Tab page has been included that is simpler to use and more customisable, while the Omnibox facility has been optimised to include extra drop-down menu tweaks and easier to distinguish listings.
Improvements to the system which include the use of HTML5 were noted and following a period of testing Google said the Themes option is now incorporated as a stable release.
"Themes allow you to deck out your browser with colours, patterns and images," the post concluded.
Google also unveiled its Fast Flip online news facility this week.