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Google Boasts its Chrome is 26% Faster Than Last Year's

Google has said that its JavaScript benchmark tool shows Chrome is 26 percent faster than it was in 2011.

"Stability sometimes takes higher priority, but we're still manic about improving Chrome's speed," Google Software Engineer Toon Verwaest stated.

Chrome is said to be updated every six weeks, which Verwaest compared to in the blog post to "a mechanic stopping by every six weeks to give your car a new engine."

The latest Chrome beta release, Chrome 24, was recently launched to the masses before final changes are integrated through an official Chrome update. The latest version of the browser apparently increases the speed even further, said Verwaest.

In order to measure Chrome's speed, Google designed a JavaScript benchmark test dubbed "Octane" that has been specifically created to "measure performance of real-world applications on the modern web."

Changes to Google Cloud Print and the browser's start-up time have made Chrome faster, with Google also implementing automated tests designed to detect code that may potentially slow the browser down.

"Speed is one of our core principles," Verwaest said, "so rest assured we'll continue to make Chrome faster in every way possible."


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