Google Chrome ready for business in January?

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Google Chrome ready for business in January?

Antony Savvas

Google is reported to be preparing to take its Chrome browser out of beta, with a likely launch date of the "ready" browser some time in January.

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.

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