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Google begins Chrome 6 development

May 20, 2010, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"A few days ago, Chrome turned 6. Version 6, that is, though only on the developer preview channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

"The move doesn't mean a radical new version of Google's browser is available to test--the changes over the 5.0 series are pretty minor, chiefly reflecting the fact that a new branch has sprouted from Chrome's source-code tree. But the change is important for a couple reasons.

"First and foremost, it means the work of buttoning down geolocation support and other new features in Chrome 5 can begin in earnest since experimental work is now happening elsewhere. Chrome 5 will be the first stable release for Mac OS X and Linux, a move that's important for attracting mainstream users."

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