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Dec 30 2008   3:31PM GMT

Oveheard – Google Chrome is out of Beta

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

patrizio-andy.gif It’s not too often Google shocks people these days, but declaring its Chrome browser a finished, 1.0 product after only four months was sure one of those moments. Google, the land of the perpetual beta (five years and counting for GMail, three years for Docs), declared the bits golden code after 100 days of public consumption.

Andy Patrizio, Does Google’s Chrome Need More Polish?

Google may or may not have a secret operating system project in the works, one that mimics the interface of the Android operating system for mobile phones, but for PCs. If it does, it would fit with Google’s revised mission statement for Chrome, “to build a browser to give users a better experience of the Web.”

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