Developers are working on updating the Google Chrome browser to resolve issues that may be affecting its performance. Right now Google is hoping to bring down the crash rate considerably. All the major browsers are rushing to release a production quality browser with hardware accelerated graphics, but it seems Google will be crossing the finish line first.
Last year Google had started offering Google Chrome in stable, Beta, Developer, Canary and Night build versions in parallel. According to reports, there were issues in the Canary and Nightbuild versions. According to the Chrome developer threads, most bugs appear to be affecting GPU acceleration and it seems that crash issues in the developer and beta versions can be completely solved by deactivating this feature via launch switches or flags accessible through the black list Chrome developers are assembling.
A new release of the Beta version of the software claims to be more stable than the previous versions. It contains WebGl improvements under Windows XP and restores Flash sandbox. Chrome uses the OpenGl interface for 2D and 3D graphics acceleration which is complicated in Windows where support for Open GL is not good when compared to DirectX technology. Google, however, avoids this problem by Project ANGLE that converts OpenGL commands into DirectX. Chrome apparently has come up with a list of features to disable to ensure a stable browser experience on incompatible devices. Chrome has reiterated support for IndexedDB, a developing standard that enables web application storage. This helps in ensuring that Google apps work offline, which is a major reason behind cloud computing’s success. It also comes with a new task manager much like Windows, which tell you about web applications that are running and also about background applications.
With such fast paced development, it will soon be available to users. Since Chrome’s launch it has become a fore runner in the race of the browser providing the best browsing experience. It is gaining popularity among users who are hoping for a new web experience through its promise of hardware accelerated graphics and a new revolutionary interface.