The beta version of Chrome has barely made any impact on the browser market, according to web analytics firms, which is not surprising considering that, as a beta, it still contains bugs.
After overcoming security issues, Google has issued a fix to enable Hotmail users to be able to read their e-mail on Chrome.
Such fixes are a good idea if Google wants OEMs to start shipping their PCs and gadgets with Chrome pre-installed.
By telling the press that Chrome is coming out of beta, Google hopes to persuade OEMs that its browser is ready. The firm gave a similar re-assurance to the The Times newspaper about the browser's impending readiness last month.