While mercilessly devouring cake yesterday here at the office, Google was heard dropping the C bomb. Chrome, that is -- a whole new version of Chrome. Version 2 of Google's lightening-fast Web browser promises new features and even greater speed.
But are those promises being upheld, we ask? Well, yes and no, but mostly yes. Features like full-screen browsing and form auto-complete are new to Chrome, though a useful feature of many competing browsers already. But holy fudge: Google has really delivered on the speed front!
For those curious, the latest alpha release of Opera 10 (not pictured on the graph below) scored 3,584ms in our tests just now.
Give it a try. You can download it directly from Google's Chrome homepage, or if you've already got Chrome installed, you may have automatically been updated to the latest version. You can find out by choosing 'About Google Chrome' from the spanner menu icon, and looking for the version number.