Google Chrome 19: final version with tabs synchronisation
May 17th, 2012 - 05:32 am ET by J. G.
A new stable version of Google Chrome is available. Google’s web browser is now up to version 19. This release has been used to correct a few bugs, including some that affect security, with a list of twenty security vulnerabilities being corrected. None of these faults was deemed critical though.
For the end user, Google is only pushing a single new function which affects the synchronisation. In addition to settings, applications, automatic entry, Omnibox history, themes, favourites and passwords being synchronised, the web browser now also does tabs.
Such synchronization requires users to connect to Google Chrome with a Google account. For the tabs, these are open tabs that can be used on a range of computers and devices. For this, an "Other Devices" menu is available to the bottom right of the page when opening a new tab.
The other devices can also be Android (version 4.0) with the mobile version of Chrome installed (currently in beta testing). Could we also soon see a compatible iOS device? This is one of the rumours currently being put out there by Macquarie analyst Ben Schacter who believes that Chrome could be available on iOS by the end of the year. This is only if Apple will remove their current restrictions that dictate Safari is their default web browser.
Download Google Chrome 19 (or use the internal update mechanism):