Google Chrome Portable 5.0.375.55 and 6.0 Development Build Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 5.0.375.55 has been released along with the 6.0 Development build. 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 to the latest version. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in PortableApps.com Format so it can easily integrate with the PortableApps.com Suite. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.

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Features

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

New In This Release

This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version and features an improved installer.

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

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

Download

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

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John T. Haller's picture

If you downloaded a copy of Google Chrome Portable with the Development Test Splash as soon as you saw this announcement, please re-download after waiting 10 to 15 minutes. A version with the splash propogated to some download mirrors. The correct installer has an MD5 of 6d3ebf103c0c649b09d1c3c25b98023d.

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Yay Laughing out loud Thank you so much. Smiling
I've been waiting for this release.
And BTW, the new installer looks awesome! Laughing out loud

This is OLD, the current version is 6.0.422.0

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the 6.0.* series is a development series, where Google sometimes releases several revisions a day. it would be impossible to keep the development branch up to schedule, as by the time a portable release is completed, they could have another release from google.

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John T. Haller's picture

As Zach says, this version will always be old. That's why we just call it a 6.0 Dev. If I update it today, it'll be outdated tomorrow and we don't chase moving targets like that. This is just an occasional thing (usually in conjunction with a stable release) where we put a new one up.

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Smiling Just think John, if you did chase moving objects you would get plenty of exercise and would not have to go to the gym so often Smiling Which brings up another question. Why do dogs chase cars? And what is their intention if they actually were to catch one? Eye

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Error:"Could not create directory for unzipping: Z:\portableapps\GoogleChromePortableDev\Data\profile\Temp\scoped_dir_18098\CRX_INSTALL"
PreReqs: I am using a work PC with no admin rights and no access to local hard drive. Instead the drive that I use is a networked drive.

6.0.408.1

Anybody got a clue on how to fix this?

Got this error:

"The installer was unable to download Google Chrome (5.0.375.55 Stable). The installation of the portable app will be incomplete without it. (ERROR: SendRequest Error)"

... while installing it. How can I fix it? Thanks in advance.

John T. Haller's picture

That means you're blocked by either your local network (usually an office) or Google (usually specific countries). Try again. Or try again on another network.

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Why Chrome instead of Chromium? It's an open-source app. 100% free. 100% legal stuff free. etc etc. We could redistribute Chromium as a standard PortableApps installer instead of having to download Chrome straight from Google site.

Any opinion?

John T. Haller's picture

As stated the previous times it has come up, Chromium doesn't have any stable releases. Not even alpha or beta quality. It is used solely as a platform for building Chrome. And Chromium is completely unsupported.

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