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May 22, 2013

Chrome updated to 27, now 5% faster!

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Google has just released the latest stable update to  Chrome, version 27, which has improved page loading by 5% and supporting a new File System Sync API.

The Chrome team have released version 27 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux users. Web page loading is now 5% faster on average. Support for the File System Sync API has been added, allowing websites to save and synchronize data on Google Drive.

This release features a new search customized New Tab Page layout, using the Instant Extended API. This new API improves ranking of predictions, improves spell correction, and numerous fundamental improvements for Omnibox predictions.

Finally, the Chrome App Launcher should now be accessible by default for Windows users.

Chrome 27 also features a slew of security updates, making your browsing experience even more secure.
  • Security fixes with use-after-free scenarios with SVG, clipboard, media, flash, widget and speech
  • Fixes with Memory safety using Web Audio
  • Resolved issues with XXS extraction
Finally, Webkit has been updated to version 537.35 and V8 has been updated to version 3.17.14

Chrome 27 will be last ever release using WebKit. Chrome 28 will use Blink.

[via OMG! Chrome!]