Through a new developer program, Google is letting people try the latest versions of its Chrome Web browser, and the first update is available.
Those who want the newest Chrome versions can install the Google Chrome Channel Chooser software from Google’s Chrome Dev Channel site. The switcher lets people choose whether they want the latest cutting-edge Chrome builds or the less frequent but more stable beta versions.
“Google Chrome now provides a way for people to get early-access releases automatically: the Dev channel,” said Chrome Program Manager Mark Larson in a Chrome mailing list posting late Monday night. “The Dev channel lets you test the latest fixes and get access to new features as they’re being developed. We will release new builds to the Dev channel about every week so that you can preview–and provide feedback on–what’s coming in Google Chrome.”