Chrome 15 Hits Stable Channel

Pulkit Chandna

As it does every six weeks, Google on Tuesday moved a new version of Chrome from the beta channel to the stable channel. Chrome 15.0.874.102 packs very little in terms of new features, though it does include a number of bug fixes. Hit the jump for more.

Chrome 15’s features cupboard is so bare that Google had nothing else but the redesigned New Tab page to tout in its announcement . The all new New Tab page is designed to offer faster access to your favorite sites and apps. Your apps, most visited pages and recently closed sites no longer show up on this page all at once, but are now part of different sections. Each of the three sections is represented by a label at the bottom of the page, allowing you to easily switch between them.

Google has also redesigned the Chrome Web Store: “Apps and extensions are now presented in a wall of images that’s updated every time you visit the store. We hope this will help you quickly scan the store and find interesting things to try out. In addition, apps and extensions are easier to install—just hover over an image on the grid and click “Add to Chrome.”

“The store also includes a brand new reviews interface that links to the Google+ profile of each reviewer. (To protect your privacy, we made sure to anonymize any reviews that you previously submitted.)”

Of the seventeen bugs fixed in this version, eleven are rated “high”, three are “medium” and the remaining four are tagged “low”.

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