Google Chrome Portable 9.0.597.47 Beta and 10.0.628.0 Dev Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 10, 2011 - 11:23pm

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 9.0.597.47 Beta and 10.0.628.0 Dev have been released. Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It's designed to be simple and stylish. This release updates Google Chrome Beta to the latest 9.0 release and Dev to the latest 10.0 release, letting you test out the upcoming features without affecting your regular local or portable Google Chrome installation. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.

Read on for more details... Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed (dev version), simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.


screenshotGoogle Chrome's features include:

  • Quick to start up
  • Loads web pages in a snap
  • Runs web applications faster than ever
  • Designed for efficiency and ease of use
  • Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
  • Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
  • Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
  • Themes to add delight to your browser Installer / Format

Google Chrome Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Google Chrome Portable Beta is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage test section. Get it today!

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Hi John,

I'm sorry but I can't find anything that explains why we don't have a PA packaged version of Chromium anywhere in the forums. It seems that there should be mention of this and the reasons why we don't have it up. I don't think it needs it's own app page, but it should at least be mentioned (or even featured on the Chrome page) since we are an "open source and completely free" loving community.

Thank you for the continued excellence. Keep up the great work!


John T. Haller's picture

Chromium isn't a true open source project on its own. It never produces stable or even beta builds. Its sole purpose is to be the codebase for Chrome. So, there's nothing for us to take and package other than random nightly builds. Chromium, on its own, is not meant for end users.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

I've always used it in Ubuntu where is is just a click away in the "app store" Wink and never understood that it was hourly builds. I stopped using it recently (for no reason) but I don't remember it being included with my daily updates all the time. Hmm...maybe this explains it:
"Ubuntu started offering Chromium through the Ubuntu Software Center with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as part of the 'universe' repository. The initial version available in April 2010 was 5.0.342.9, with new versions delivered as updates, keeping the Chromium version up to the latest stable release of Chrome." -Wikipedia-

As far as the difference from Chrome...
"The project's hourly Chromium snapshots appear essentially similar to the latest builds of Google Chrome aside from the omission of certain Google additions, most noticeable among them: Google's brand, auto-update mechanism, click-through licensing terms, usage-tracking, and bundling of Adobe Flash Player." -Wikipedia-

There is also the lack of a native PDF reader:

I would like to do without those "features" if possible (except maybe the last one but I have Sumatra on my drive anyway!).

So can we not adopt Ubuntu's way of releasing the Chromium version of whatever Chrome version is stable?

Of course I'm not all that sure what value this may have to the community but my motto has been go free when you can. So in the mean time, I'm using FF and it is running great from my drive.

Anyway, thank you very much for taking the time to answer my question. And keep up the great work!


Darkbee's picture

It looks like it's probably because it doesn't seem Google offers any kind of build of Chromium for download, just GoogleChrome, and PA.c is not in the business of compiling builds, just taking existing pre-compiled builds and portabilizing them.

EDIT: John beat me to it.