Google Chrome 19.0.1084.46 now available

The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your computer. You spend much of your time online inside a browser: when you search, chat, email, shop, bank, read the news, and watch videos online, you often do all this using a browser.

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything--type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages. Thumbnails of your top sites let you access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab. Desktop shortcuts allow you to launch your favorite Web apps straight from your desktop. Google Chrome also uses a brand new javascript engine (V8), which is much faster than existing javascript interpreters. This means you can create more complex and more intensive AJAX applications with fewer speed and processing constraints. Finally, Google Chrome is built on top of WebKit, so Google Chrome users will benefit from the CSS3 features being added to WebKit as those features are released.

Chrome has many useful features built in, including automatic full-page translation and access to thousands of apps, extensions, and themes from the Chrome Web Store.

Google Chrome is one of the best solutions for Internet browsing giving you high level of security, speed and great features.

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The version on Fileforum.com is already up to 20+

Its just stupid and people are just as stupid for defending them over it. You don't give full digit upgrades for every minor update. Its just plain common sense. Firefox as been out many years longer, yet isn't anywhere near Googles version numbers.

jd100 said,
The version on Fileforum.com is already up to 20+

Its just stupid and people are just as stupid for defending them over it. You don't give full digit upgrades for every minor update. Its just plain common sense. Firefox as been out many years longer, yet isn't anywhere near Googles version numbers.

The latest Firefox is v15 so they are only 5 versions away from 20

Sadly still limited by the document/content display engine model of Webkit, but getting closer to IE9's performance in RIA and graphical tests. Some graphical tests are still 20 times slower than IE9 though.

Until Webkit or Google makes the jump to the compile/run engine model like IE9 and IE10 have, it won't be able to keep up or offer consistent performance on various levels of hardware.

WP7's IE9 can still out perform this build (with all the GPU bells and whistles turned on in Chrome) on some tests. Which is a vast difference when IE9 on a 1ghz snapdragon phone can hit higher FPS with the same Window Size as Chrome on a newer Intel i7.

opera is easier, they're on version 11, 12 will be 64bit its taking them ages but that's the point really...

maeby said,
call me when adblock doesn't suck, and i can actually move buttons around. thx

What makes it suck in Chrome? It blocks everything for me that it did in Firefox.

maeby said,
call me when adblock doesn't suck, and i can actually move buttons around. thx

I agree. Also call me when the spacing between favicons in the bookmarks bar is not huge

Can the editor next time talk about what is included in this update , not just saying there is an update available and telling us what chrome is.

Anyone see the copyright in the About box? It has a date of 2006, but Chrome was released in 2008. I wonder if they had been developing it internally for 2 years before we got to hear about it.

Brian Miller said,
Anyone see the copyright in the About box? It has a date of 2006, but Chrome was released in 2008. I wonder if they had been developing it internally for 2 years before we got to hear about it.
Did you think they took less than a year to develop it from scratch? Obviously they would've taken quite a while to develop it before releasing it.

Seems the article missed out on one of the more notable features which is tab sync across android devices. Granted only ICS devices are supported but new devices and updates should bring more potential users daily.

Litespeed said,
Yeah they better watch it or they'll run out of version numbers....

Running out incremental numbers!!! Aren't you the smartest guy in the world? :-)

Chrome always seems to update quite invisibly to me, if I hadnt read here it was a new version, I wouldnt have noticed any differences between this and the version I downloaded a month ago.

Wow, it seems that every article on the net regarding web browsers is infested w/ comments who:
a. Bitch about the version numbers.
b. Compare the web-browser to another.

Instead of actually talking about the ups and downs of the new release.

Jarrichvdv said,
Is this article paid advertising or what? Holy crap.
Tech site. One of the top 3 web browsers... do the math.

Avi said,
Your point being?

The point is...why is this news?
So they are going to write a news article for every version when they update so frequently.

If it is 12mths between releases, then maybe that it would be news.

LLTC said,

The point is...why is this news?
So they are going to write a news article for every version when they update so frequently.

If it is 12mths between releases, then maybe that it would be news.

The point is what's up with your whining, don't like the article in question move on to the next one.

McKay said,

Why are they adding tiny micro updates and calling it an entirely new version?

I don't find it TOO frequent, I think it's a perfect amount of time really between releases... about a month for the stable ones?

Anyway, each time a new version is release there is normally at least one major, useful feature i.e. version 19 bring tab syncing across devices.. pretty useful for work/home/laptop/phone etc.

Chrome get update/upgrade too much. Same goes to firefox. IE9 got no update unless bug/malicious are discovered and time to get update via windows update

calimike said,
Chrome get update/upgrade too much. Same goes to firefox. IE9 got no update unless bug/malicious are discovered and time to get update via windows update
Some people like new features as well... Nothing wrong w/ that.

richardsim7 said,

What a wonderful ethos for updating a program

/s


yup, because many environments really love changes to their systems within the same version of a browser.
nothing wrong with current IE's update schedule. stuff does not have to change every 6-8 weeks. Dont forget FF/Chrome do change their HTML standards too, either update or change its workings.

_Heracles said,
Firefox makes more changes from one version to the next than Chrome.

Yep, they patch a single security flaw, move tabs on top by default and add it as a whole new major version.

n_K said,

Yep, they patch a single security flaw, move tabs on top by default and add it as a whole new major version.

Still better than incrementing version counter and jerking off.

n_K said,

Yep, they patch a single security flaw, move tabs on top by default and add it as a whole new major version.

B.S. Continue on spewing with your misinformation nonsense.

trumphil said,
Actually, what's the difference between 19.0.1084 and 1.9.1084?
That's an easy answer actually. Think it like this:

19 > 12 > 11> 10 > 5 > 1.9

sphbecker said,
Hopefully in a few years when they are on version 137.0.1021.12 they will realize this rapid version numbering is dumb!

what difference does it make if the version is 1.137.0.1021.12 or 137.0.1021.12 or even 1.0.1021.12?? if making version 19.x to 1.x makes you happy you can easily do it from source.

Do you know that Nvidia display driver version is 285.38?? Is that bothering you?

marketZZ said,

what difference does it make if the version is 1.137.0.1021.12 or 137.0.1021.12 or even 1.0.1021.12?? if making version 19.x to 1.x makes you happy you can easily do it from source.

Do you know that Nvidia display driver version is 285.38?? Is that bothering you?


No actually the version is 301.34. Does that bother you?

Edited by KillTheIrishman, May 15 2012, 8:08pm :

KillTheIrishman said,

No actuall the version is 301.34. Does that bother you?

Isnt that the whole point of my post that the version is nothing if it 300 or 3 and it none to bother about??

**Facepalm**

Sorry to say this but your post make you look like dumb!!!

sphbecker said,
Hopefully in a few years when they are on version 137.0.1021.12 they will realize this rapid version numbering is dumb!

Came to see this comment and wasn't disappointed. Couple bits of info you might like to hear. 1) Chrome numberings are pretty much for internal use only, they're to signify added features/changed code etc 2) When's the last time you saw Google advertising using the number? Unlike other programs which have major changes implemented on a one off fashion Chrome is updated incrementally and the features spread out more.

marketZZ said,

what difference does it make if the version is 1.137.0.1021.12 or 137.0.1021.12 or even 1.0.1021.12?? if making version 19.x to 1.x makes you happy you can easily do it from source.

Do you know that Nvidia display driver version is 285.38?? Is that bothering you?

Build numbers use to mean something when it came to software applications. Like major.minor.build.revision or something similar. Now they're essentially meaningless in Chrome/Firefox.

sphbecker said,
Hopefully in a few years when they are on version 137.0.1021.12 they will realize this rapid version numbering is dumb!

I agree, its just ridiculous. Obviously Google is trying to pretend their browser has been around a long time or something, distorting the truth.

jd100 said,

I agree, its just ridiculous. Obviously Google is trying to pretend their browser has been around a long time or something, distorting the truth.
So what if IE or firefox or opera has been for longer time? it does not seem they are performing better....

tanjiajun_34 said,
So what if IE or firefox or opera has been for longer time? it does not seem they are performing better....

oh no? why did it take google 1.5 years to match IE8 in speed and security?
Why is IE9 still ahead of the pack when it comes to speed and security? (even sceensize, theres a few millimeters more screenfill on IE9 then chrome/iron)
Chrome still has no proper hardware acceleration, whooptiedoo it has more HTML5 implemented, however much of it is implemented poorly. And with IE9, what is implemented, actually works as it should.
And best yet, IE10 is on the way and FF/Chrome arent event on par with IE9 yet.

sphbecker said,
Hopefully in a few years when they are on version 137.0.1021.12 they will realize this rapid version numbering is dumb!

You never explained why it's dumb?

Shadowzz said,

oh no? why did it take google 1.5 years to match IE8 in speed and security?
Why is IE9 still ahead of the pack when it comes to speed and security? (even sceensize, theres a few millimeters more screenfill on IE9 then chrome/iron)
Chrome still has no proper hardware acceleration, whooptiedoo it has more HTML5 implemented, however much of it is implemented poorly. And with IE9, what is implemented, actually works as it should.
And best yet, IE10 is on the way and FF/Chrome arent event on par with IE9 yet.

I would like some of the brown acid you seem to have come across...IE9 the best??!?