Just one day after it released an update for the beta version of its open source browser, Google has also pushed one step ahead the Dev Channel flavor of Chrome. As of the start of the past weekend, early adopters have been able to access and download Google Chrome 4.0.302.2. However, unlike the latest Beta release of Chrome, the Dev Channel update has been made available for all three supported platforms Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Google Chrome Beta Build 188.8.131.52
is offered exclusively to testers running the browser on top of Windows, at this point in time, with Mac OS X and Linux variants planned for availability soon.
“The dev channel has been updated to 4.0.302.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Windows has been updated to 302.3 to fix the crashes related to issue 32648 on Windows XP,” revealed Anthony Laforge
, from the Google Chrome team. “We now only use our own FTP parsing code; please file bugs if you encounter any problems while navigating FTP sites.”
Users need to understand that the Dev Channel release of Google Chrome is the most advanced version of the browser in terms of the development process. However, the downside to this is the fact that the release comes with inherent problems, some already known, others yet to be discovered. This is precisely the purpose of the testing program, to discover bugs and problems affecting the functionality of the browser.
As far as Windows users are concerned, the mountain View-based search giant indicated that at least one issue exists in Google Chrome 4.0.302.2 which will be fixed in the future: “The translate extension causes webpages to crash in Chrome, this issue has been fixed on trunk, and will be resolved in the next Dev channel release,” Laforge added.
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