Google Chrome 5 gets a major beta update

Google Chrome 5 gets a major beta update

Google Chrome developers have released a major updated build of Google Chrome 5 in the beta channel.

Users on the dev channel have been using these features for weeks now.

Some of the major new updates for beta users who are now on Chrome 5:

HTML5 Features: Geolocation, App Cache, web sockets, file drag-and-drop.
Integrated Flash Player Plugin
V8 performance improvements
Preferences synchronization
NaCl behind a flag

Google added:

Today’s new beta release incorporates one of Chrome’s most significant speed and performance increases to date, with 30% and 35% improvement on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over the previous beta channel release. In fact, looking back in time, Chrome’s performance has improved by as much as 213% and 305% on these two benchmarks since our very first beta.

Checkout: Google Chrome Beta Channel Update

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