Google Chrome Portable 18.0.1025.113 Beta has 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 its latest release, letting you test out the upcoming features without affecting your regular local or portable Google Chrome installation. This release updates Chrome to the latest beta channel release and adds support for the new-style Java plugin. The latest stable and dev packages are also available. 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 Platform. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use.
Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the PortableApps.com Platform.
Google 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
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.
Google Chrome Portable Beta is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage test section. Get it today!
Google Chrome Beta Announcements
We're considering switching Google Chrome Beta announcements to be a single announcement at the start of each beta and ditching the announcement for each beta point release. The rationale is that the beta channel seems to be moving to daily updates which can't really be considered a 'stable' release anymore. So, much like the Dev channel, we'd still be updating to each version (occasionally skipping a day when there are too many updates) and just pushing them out via the PortableApps.com Platform's Updater and having them for direct download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage. Any thoughts?
I think thats a good move. Otherwise the workload and noise on the news page would be unjustifiably high. Other than that, there is no need to mention google chrome every 2 days in the release tracker - too much publicity
Case in point: 18.0.1025.117
Case in point, .117 was just release, so it's been posted to the Google Chrome Portable homepage and is being pushed out in the app store / updater. Google is now turning features on and off in the Beta channel with each release to gauge performance and stability, which definitely strikes me as more of a Dev / Alpha channel thing to do.
We've confirmed that the Google Chrome Beta channel is now doing daily releases and is using the process to turn features on and off to determine stability and functionality. As such, it can no longer be considered a 'stable' app. So, we'll only be announcing the first beta of each major version on the homepage and in the news feed. Today .133 release has been pushed out to platform users and is now on the Google Chrome Portable homepage.