Google Chrome to release final version

Three months after its release, Google's Chrome web browser looks set to come out of beta.

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Three months after its release, Google's Chrome web browser looks set to come out of beta.

This is a comparatively short gestation period for a Google product - Gmail has been in beta since 2004 - especially given the myriad bugs Chrome has experienced and the fact that it's still unavailable on Apple Macs and MacBooks.

It has been reported that Google vice president Marissa Mayer revealed the company's intentions in an interview at a Parisian web conference. Once Chrome is out of beta, PC and laptop makers can then install the browser onto their computers, setting into motion Google's plan to preinstall Chrome on new PCs.

It could mean that PC manufacturers like Dell, HP or Asus, will start bundling the browser with their own products.

In terms of market share, Chrome has yet to exceed the one percent mark. Firefox, however, blasted through 20 percent, poising somewhat of a challenge to Internet Explorer's 69 percent.

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