Google Chrome 13 Hits Canary Build; Stable Version Bumped to Chrome 11

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Google has just released 11 to the stable version of the browser for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In addition to that the Canary build is now Google Chrome 13. Google Chrome development version has also been updated with the new Profile Switcher feature.


Google Chrome 11 includes several enhancements including speech input through HTML which allows users to speak text and then insert them into HTML forms. The Chrome Blog has a detailed article on how this works with Google Translate.

In addition to that, Google has also updated the development version of the browser to include the new Profile Switcher feature which will allow users to create and switch between multiple sync profiles for different windows. However, the feature is still being developed and does not allow you to create multiple profiles.

The Canary build of Google Chrome has also been bumped to Google Chrome 13 (v13.0.747.0). Both the development and Canary features look identical which means that most of the changes are under the hood.

Tab Grouping Google Chrome

Some of the visible changes in the development and Canary build include “Tab Grouping”, focus existing tab on open and the experimental new tab page which still seems to be experimental. Google Chrome 13 might be shipped to the development version after the Multiple Profile features is fully functional.

Update: Multiple Profiles now work properly in Chrome Canary build 13.0.750.0, this should hopefully be shipped to development version soon. The new Google Chrome 13 build now allows users to create multiple profiles for multiple windows.

Google Chrome 12 Now Available in Canary Build

Barely a few days after Google released the Google Chrome 10 to the stable channel. They have updated the Canary Build to Google Chrome 12. Chrome Development channel is still on 11 which means that it will get rolled out to other channels soon.

Google Chrome 12

The latest version has been bumped to 12.0.701.0 whereas the current development build is at version 11.0.696.3. I haven’t seen any new changes to the user interface or settings in this build, but I do know that there are some really big changes in them.

I will continue looking at what changes have been pushed to this build and will update this post with more information about them. One thing I am happy though is that couple of bugs I had reported have been fixed in this build.

Google Chrome 9 Hits Stable Build, Google Chrome 11 Hits Canary Build

development lifecycle is like a fast paced car race. The builds are incremented every few months to mark major releases in the development and stable builds.

Google Chrome

Google has just released Google Chrome 9 as the stable build to users, however, Chrome 9 which has already been in the beta channel for a while is going to be rolled out to users starting today.

Along with that, Google Chrome 11 is now available in the Canary build and will shortly make it to the development channel. This push will mean that Chrome 10 will make it to the beta channel.

Google Chrome 9 supports features such as cloud printing and background apps manager. This will allow Google to push their Cloud printing feature to a large number of users which has been rolled out to Gmail mobile recently.

Chrome 9 should be available as an update to regular users starting today. If you want to update your browser, head over to Settings -> About Google Chrome and let it check for updates.