Google Chrome 9 Released, Accelerating 3D and Fixing Bugs
Feb 04, 2011, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Google has released its first major version update to the
Chrome browser in 2011, with the release of Chrome 9. The new
browser has been in beta since the beginning of the year.
"With Chrome 9, Google is debuting a trio of new features to the
stable version of their Web browser including, WebGL, Chrome
Instant, and the Chrome Web Store. Chrome 9 also provides nine
security fixes, only two of which have been labeled by Google as
having high impact.
"With WebGL, Google is aiming to take advantage of graphics
hardware present on many PCs. WebGL enables the browser to deliver
hardware accelerated 3D graphics for a new generation of Web
applications. Among the test cases that Google has built to
demonstrate the power of WebGL is their new Body Browser for
viewing a 3D model of the human body."