Although it came out of beta last December, Google’s Chrome browser has a new beta version that is faster than its “stable” version (and buggier too). Starting today, Google will be developing its browser along three parallel tracks: a stable version for mainstream users, a developer track for the programming crowd, and the new (or rather re-introduced) beta track for more adventurous consumers.
The new beta, which you can downloaded here if you have a Windows machine, is 25 percent faster than the current stable version of Chrome. It also includes extra features such as form autofill, zooming, autoscroll, and tab-dragging
Now the speed wars between browsers will be even harder to keep track of. Is the new Safari faster than Chrome, or just Chrome’s “stable” version? How about Firefox? As long as they all get faster, I don’t care.