Google Chrome 10 released, brings sandboxed Flash, GPU acceleration

By on March 9, 2011
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Google Chrome’s latest version also boast a sizeable bump in JS performance.

We are guessing high energy drinks at Google must be quite popular. How else could you explain the rate at which the search giant has been updating its Chrome browser? Today, Google announced that they have shipped the 10th version of Google Chrome, which they say is “speedier, simpler and safer”.

As with most browsers, each major update brings claims of massive Javascript performance boost, and surely, Google points out that Chrome’s Javascript engine is 66% faster than before. v10 also brings GPU-acceleration for HTML5 videos and sandboxed Flash to improve security and avoiding major crashes.

Google has also overhauled the settings menu – now it’s tab page with all the settings more easily accessible. You can even do a quick search to find the setting you are looking for.

However, the biggest addition is the ability to encrypt stored passwords when using Chrome’s sync feature. Firefox had this for a while now, and has been requested by users for quite some time now.

The video below shows off the new settings menu in Chrome 10.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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