Google only recently released the beta version (Chrome 17) of its browser, Chrome. The version 17, according to an official post by Software Engineer and Speed Demon, Dominic Hamon focused on delivering speed and security, which he refers to as their two 'core principles'. Explaining this further, he stated that now, when one tries to load a web page on Chrome, they will spot a noticeable bump in speed. Simply put, web pages on Chrome 17 load faster; and if Hamon is to be believed then, Google has taken the auto-complete aspect to the next level. Simply put, now when a user types in either a URL, or a search query in the omnibox (the address bar that also doubles up as a search bar), then Chrome attempts to predict which web page the user may want to go in for. This way, Chrome will begin loading a web page in the background, even before the user has actually typed in his query.
Speedier and more secure
So, with speed safely locked-in, Google's next area of focus – Security, too has been, according to this post, taken care of. In the beta release of their browser, Google has introduced Safe Browsing, which will offer users protection from additional types of malware attacks. Explaining this further, Hanon states that, “To help protect you against malicious downloads, Chrome now includes expanded functionality to analyze executable files (such as “.exe” and “.msi” files) that you download. If a file you download is known to be bad, or is hosted on a website that hosts a relatively high percentage of malicious downloads, Chrome will warn you that the file appears to be malicious and that you should discard it.”