Not that the previous release is by any means slow.
Chrome team has just churned out an even faster beta version of the Google browser.
5.0.375.29 beta "incorporates one of Chrome’s most significant speed and performance increases to date, with 30% and 35% improvement on the V8 and SunSpider benchmarks over the previous beta channel release. In fact, looking back in time, Chrome’s performance has improved by as much as 213% and 305% on these two benchmarks since our very first beta," quoting Google Chrome Blog.
Today’s beta release also includes a slew of new features -- like; synchronization option not only bookmarks, but also browser preferences including homepage, themes and startup settings, web content settings, and even language. You may now install and use Chrome extensions while in incognito mode.
Just how fast is this new Chrome?
While we don't have hard numbers to prove it just yet, rest assured that the new Chrome loads websites faster than a speeding potato. Watch The Making of Chrome Speed Test:
How to get the latest Chrome beta?
If you're already using Google Chrome, you may just click on the wrench icon on the upper left part of the browser and go to "About Google Chrome":
Then, click on "Update Now" button:
Let the system update for a few minutes. Then, restart your browser.
Now, if you're using another browser and the speeding potato-thingy convinced you to join in the Chrome craze, you may download Google Chrome via this link.