Chrome 1 was the first stable release of Google Chrome, which had previously been in beta for several months.[1] The beta version of Chrome rolled out on September 2, 2008.[2]

Browser Updates

  • Bookmark management and privacy controls
  • Initial release of the V8 JavaScript engine, resulting in faster performance
  • Better stability and performance of plugins (particularly video)


  1. Official Google Blog: Google Chrome (BETA). Retrieved April 11, 2017
  2. Official Google Blog: A fresh take on the browser. Retrieved April 11, 2017.

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