The wait for Google Chrome for Mac users is finally over. Google has finally released the first official beta release of Google Chrome for Mac. Mac users can Grab’s the beta copy today and experience a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lighting speed. Google Chrome is available for Intel based machines running Mac OS 10.5 or newer – Leopard and Snow Leopard.
What Chrome does bring to Mac is exceptionally fast browser speeds. It also starts up quickly in under 2 seconds flat. Google also implemented some important to make Google Chrome a Unique Modern Browser i.e. Crash Protection. Google Chrome for Mac also offers the “Omnibox” instead of the standard address bar and search bar across the top of your screen. The Omnibox (as the name suggests) is one box that you can use for both searching and entering URLs.
According to Google Chrome Official Blog:
We’ve been working hard to deliver a first-class browser for the Mac — it took longer than we expected, but we hope the wait was worth it! We wanted Google Chrome to feel at home on the Mac, so we’ve focused on uniting our clean, simple design with subtle animations and effects to create a snappy and satisfying browsing experience on OS X. As you might expect, the speed of Google Chrome for Mac is something we’re very proud of. If you have a Mac, try installing the beta and see how fast it launches — there’s hardly even time for the icon in the dock to bounce!
For more details on this beta release of Google Chrome for Mac, read on in the Google Mac blog or watch this video from one of Google engineer’s, Mike Pinkerton: