Google Chrome 17 has finally been released. We had already told you earlier that the Chrome team, had plans to release the next big version of Google Chrome which included vast new speed improvements and security features.
Google Chrome Version 17 was out on February 8th. If you haven’t upgraded yet, its time to do so now. Just visit this page and install the official update. In case you are already a Chrome user, just click the wrench icon and press on About Google Chrome, the update will be installed momentarily.
After update you won’t notice any big changes in its looks, but there are some here and there. Chances are, you haven’t looked carefully. For e.g. the new tab button now doesn’t show a plus sign, its blank and looks attractive now.
The new Chrome also gives you an option to set up chrome with your Google account. After you sign in, you can then sync all your Chrome Bookmarks, History and Settings onto your Google Account which can then be accessed by any device.
Another new thing you will get to see is a refined new look for your History tab. Check it out in the pic below. The links appear in a collapsed list view now. An Actions icon appears for every history, giving you finer control over which items you want to see in your History tab. The Chrome buttons also have a new texture, and the check mark icon now looks more cute.
Coming to Security, if Chrome detects a malicious site, it will block the downloads and give you a warning before proceeding to download. As far as Speeds are concerned, you may want to give this one a try. Try typing a site name in the Chrome address bar. After auto-completing it, Chrome will begin pre-rendering the page before you even click. I checked out the homepage of Mashable.com and the stories loaded pretty quick. I got to see some significant speed improvements in this version.
All in all, i am happy with this new version of Google Chrome. If you have anything to add, drop a comment below and share your personal experience of the new Chrome with us.