After seven years of development, Google continues its rapid pace of release and enhancement for its Chrome browser. On the seventh anniversary of the first Chrome public release on September 2, Google released Chrome stable version 45 and Chrome beta 46.
Google Chrome debuted on September 2, 2008 after months of speculation about Google’s intentions regarding entering the browser market. The first Chrome browser entered the market at a time when Microsoft’s IE still dominated, though Firefox was making a dent in that market share. Today, according to multiple sets of stats, including Statcounter, Google Chrome stands as the world’s most popular web browser.