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A feature-light 'legitimate work in progress' beta

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Google spun out the first version 7 stable beta of its Chrome browser yesterday.

Mountain View updated Chrome to 7.0.517.24 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. But the latest release is light on new features, which has left some Chrome fans a bit nonplussed.

“Beta already are you sure?” asked Blaz Pristy in the comments section of Google’s Chrome blog.

The Chocolate Factory’s Anthony Laforge responded by explaining: “A lot of the work that's being done in 7.0 is largely not user facing and in some cases is a legitimate work in progress.

“With our new release cycle and about:labs, I'd suggest you stay tuned, things are going to start moving quite fast.”

Indeed the current developer version, which is several steps ahead of the latest stable beta, looks a good deal juicier.

It comes with WebGL support enabled by default for the 3D graphics tech. There’s also hardware acceleration for CSS transformations and a feature to build Google Instant search results into the browser. ®

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