Google Releases ‘Chrome 8′ with Built-in PDF Viewer
Quietly, Google released a more stable and finished version of Chrome 8.
Google Chrome version 8.0.552.215 was made available for download earlier Thursday afternoon. Chrome 8 boasts its new built-in PDF viewer that, like Safari, saves having to use a companion app. This simply means you don’t need a 3rd party program like Adobe Reader to browse PDFs.
Google’s Chrome browser users are now continuously increasing because users love its clean look and interface. All Chrome users should also rejoice because it claims to have fixed the over 800 bugs and offers stability improvements. It should fix a pair of major security holes with SVG images and XPath as well as other crashes and exploits that focus most on web video.
A Google blog post stated, “We’d also like to extend thanks to Sergey Glazunov and Marc Schoenefeld for finding bugs during the development cycle such that they never reached a stable build.”
The blog post stated five different problems and people were paid $500 or $1,000 for discovering.
Chrome 8 is now available at Google’s Chrome download page. If you are already a Chrome user, the program should automatically update and install the upgrade soon. Or you can just click the tool icon at the top right corner of the program and select “About Google Chrome.” That’ll force your browser to check for updates and begin the upgrade process.
All three operating systems, Windows XP, Vista, and 7, can download the update today.