Google releases Chrome 6 on second anniversary of browser
Google (NADSAQ: GOOG) released version 6 of its popular Chrome web browser on Tuesday--even though Chrome was released just two years ago. At that time, few probably would have expected that Chrome would eventually capture some 80 million users in this highly competitive niche, in such a short amount of time. This amounts to 7.5 percent of the market share around the globe, a not insignificant feat.
In addition, the Chrome team has a vision of seamless synchronization, creating what amounts to "stateless" browsing in which users can log onto any instance of Chrome and pick up where they left off--with access to settings, bookmarks, history and even add-ons.
So is there anything else that users can expect from Chrome in the future? According to Brian Rakowski, a Google product manager, the upcoming Chrome Web Store will make it easier to "find and use great applications on the web." Though there is no official word on it, current reports are that the Chrome Web Store will debut in October. In the meantime, new users can download Chrome 6 here, though existing users can expect the update to take place automatically.
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