Cross posted from 9to5Google.com
Google Instant Pages prefetches links so that page load times increase dramatically.
This means that sometimes when you click a Google search result in Chrome, the page will appear to load much faster than before. How much faster? In the video below, you can see a side by side comparison of Chrome with and without Instant Pages enabled.
Also, the omnibox, Chrome’s combination search box and address bar, has gotten much smarter in the latest release, making it even easier for you to get back to pages you’ve visited before. Just type part of the page’s address or title and look in the dropdown for matching pages from your history.
To manually upgrade, go to ‘About Chrome’ and hit the upgrade button (below):
Also, Linux and Windows users will now get a print preview (Linux before Mac?! oh ChromeOS :P).
- New Chrome developer build issued, respects Mac OS X Lion’s multitouch philosophy (9to5google.com)
- Chrome overtakes Firefox as #2 browser in UK (9to5google.com)
- More GPU acceleration and safer browsing in Chrome 12 (9to5mac.com)