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Google takes Chrome browser out of beta

Google has taken its Chrome browser out of beta even though it still contains bugs.

The move was floated by Google at a trade show earlier this month, but Google did not put a date on Chrome becoming a "ready" product.

Google said, "Since we first released Google Chrome, the development team has been hard at work improving the stability and overall performance of the browser. In just 100 days, we have reached more than 10 million active users and released 14 updates to the product. We are excited to announce that with the fifteenth release we are taking off the 'beta' label."

Google said it had made great progress in solving video and audio glitches during the beta period. It also said the browser was now much faster than earlier versions.

But Chrome still contains bugs. Google recently issued an update to enable Hotmail users to read their e-mail.

Google said, "We have removed the beta label as our goals for stability and performance have been met, but our work is far from done.

"If you are already using Google Chrome, the update system ensures that you get the latest bug fixes and security patches, so you will get the newest version automatically in the next few days."


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