Google Chrome 9 update live. Brings Chrome Webstore, Improves Chrome Instant and WebGL

The new Google Chrome 9 update brings several changes and enhancements to the browser and includes the latest WebGL rendering engine, Chrome Instant search API and Chrome Webstore for US customers.

For an end-user the latest update doesn't bring any new functionalities or UI changes, but the real changes are in the back-end and invisible to the users. If you want to know what is WebGL, Chrome Instant or Chrome Webstore, here is an excerpt from the official Chrome blog

WebGL is a new technology which brings hardware-accelerated 3D graphics to the browser. With WebGL in Chrome, you can experience rich 3D experiences right inside the browser with no need for additional software. Curious about the three-dimensional possibilities? Try out these demos to experience the power of WebGL in the latest stable version of Chrome.

With Chrome Instant ( la Google Instant), web pages that you frequently visit will begin loading as soon as you start typing the URL. (Look, Mom - no enter key!). If supported by your default search engine, search results appear instantly as you type queries in the omnibox. To try out Instant, youll need to enable it in the Basics tab of Chromes options.

Lastly, the Chrome Web Store is now open to all Chrome users in the United States. As part of this, weve now added a link to the Chrome Web Store on the New Tab page, along with two sample apps. (If you dont use these sample apps, they will automatically disappear after some time).

For more information visit the official Chrome blog.

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