It's certainly been a festive week in Google's browser division. Yesterday, Google Chrome posted its highest-ever market share percentage, and today, Chrome celebrates its second birthday with the release of Chrome 6. Two years may not seem like a long time, but my, how browsers have evolved since Chrome's debut.
Speed boosts alone do not an update make, though, so Google also cleaned up the already minimalist UI for the latest version. Google also enhanced Chrome's synchronization capabilities to allow users to sync extensions and autofill entries between copies of the browser on different PCs.
As for the future, Google promises to ratchet up the pace of upgrades (there's that fixation on speed again) to one every six weeks or so. And in a nod to Mozilla's success with Firefox extensions, Google is looking to open up the Chrome Web Store, where users can find one-stop shopping for browser-enhancing Web apps, in the next few months.
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