Six weeks after the release of Chrome 14, Google today released Chrome 15.0.874.102 to the stable channel - current Chrome users should be getting it now or soon, and curious fans of other browsers can pick it up from Google

Chrome 15's most obvious new feature is a redesigned New Tab page, pictured above, which lets you toggle between apps and frequently visited sites and also includes a menu in the bottom-right corner for easily bringing up recently visited sites. There are also quite a few bug fixes, which you can check out in detail on the Chrome Releases blog.

Chrome, as usual, is available for Windows XP and newer, OS X 10.5 (Intel only) and newer, and many flavors of Linux.

Source: Chrome Releases blog

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  • marc1000 - Thursday, October 27, 2011 - link

    i'm not a fanatic, i was just pointing that Opera is a great driver of innovations and a lot of companies follow them. but due to some strange market behavior, it simply can't gain market share. i use all of the browsers whenever i need any of them.

    i do not even know what version of chrome is running on my machine, and don't even want to know. but i guess i'm like 10 versions behind the current one, because i downloaded the standalone installer of chrome a year ago and now i realised that they release new versions every month.... and the standalone installer won't auto-update.
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  • michal1980 - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    Really come on now. This is just stupid. a whole new version 6 weeks after the last one? Reply
  • GuinnessKMF - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    I say it's about time, rapid release cycles means we get more features without bloated massive changes. Would you be happier if they called it 14.1? Does it matter? Reply
  • michal1980 - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    Yes. a Big number change should mean big changes. Now they are just making the number as some sort of 'my number is bigger then yours' game.

    Because bigger = better.
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  • niva - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    Calm down already, I'm sure you'd find something to complain about if it was numbered 14.1 too. Reply
  • Guspaz - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    Why are you pretending this is new? They've been releasing new versions every month or two for about a year now. How else do you think we got up to version 15 on a browser whose first stable release was only three years ago?

    Google doesn't trumpet the version number to the public like other browser vendors do. Users get automatic frequent small updates, and their announcements of new versions is pretty subdued.

    For those that are interested, Wikipedia has a nice version history:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Chrome#Release...
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  • daniel142005 - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    And this is relevant how? It's not like you have to worry about going to Google's site and downloading Chrome 15 and updating it yourself. It's all transparent. Now with Firefox it's different, because you get nagged about updates... but that's hopefully changing soon.

    Since when is there a law for how you choose software versions anyway? Unless you're worried it will get higher than you can count... In which case you'd have a valid reason to be concerned.
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  • heffeque - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    Are you from the past? - IT crowd Reply
  • tayb - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - link

    Google is starting to annoy me with their ridiculous release cycles and their success is starting to influence other companies to do the same. I would say there has not been anything big enough since version 10 to merit a whole number upgrade yet here we are at Chrome 15 when we should be at Chrome 10.4. It's changing the way people view new releases because Google isn't really releasing anything new.

    I guess I'm just whining for whining sake but I don't like how Google is influencing the industry towards this ridiculous release numbering. Android is just barely on version 4 and Google has logical updates and update versions for that. Why not use the same logic on the browser.
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  • mwarner1 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - link

    I would have thought you would have started whining around version 6-7 when the one to two month release started and would have got over it by now. Reply

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