Just over a year after its initial release, the third version of Google's open-source Chrome web browser has been deemed ready for public consumption.
As reported over on CNet
, the latest release of the browser has left beta with some pretty nice new features intact and ready for prime time.
The latest stable build also supports the near-abandoned HTML 5 video tag
, allowing for certain formats of video file to be embedded directly within a page and played back without the need for a plugin or helper application.
Improvements to the user interface - including a newly redesigned New Tab page which allows user to click and drag their favourites around, and icons in the Omnibox which make it easy to see whether you're hitting a search, site, or bookmark when typing in the address bar.
The new stable build, which will get automatically rolled out to users over the next few weeks, is available for immediate download from Google
. If you've been playing with the beta and think version 3 is old hat, the developer build
of Chrome 4 is available too.
Is Chrome developing into the browser of choice, or does version 3 still lack features you consider to be vital for a modern web browser? Share your thoughts over in the forums