Google's Chrome browser is now faster and has gained the ability for users to hide thumbnails on its New Tab page. The update, internally called Chrome 2, is being automatically rolled out to current users and is also available for download, according to Chrome team member Darin Fisher, writing in the Google corporate blog.
The updated version, was announced on Google's company blog yesterday. Other improvements include form autofill and full screen mode, both already common in competing browsers.
Chrome has generated much greater interest than market share since its introduction last September, in part because it lacked popular features included in existing browsers. This update adds some of those, but mostly builds on Chrome's speed claims.