Google quietly rolls out Chrome 8

Internet search giant Google on Thursday quietly rolled out a new version of its popular Chrome browser, Chrome 8.

Chrome 8 features a built-in PDF functionality, which has been introduced with a view to alleviate the security threats that are sometimes Adobe Systems’ web standard document format.

The latest iteration of the Google Chrome browser is the first version to support the soon to be launched Chrome Web Store.

The company identified as many as 800 bugs which it intends to eliminate with Chrome 8. The latest release of the Chrome browser emerged closely on the October debut of Chrome 7. It indicates Google’s aggressiveness to mature its Chrome browser.

Around 13 of the fixes in the new release aims at security issues, 4 of which are said to carry a high impact. In addition, the latest upgrade addresses a range of video as well as memory issues.

Last month, research firm Net Applications claimed that this year Google Chrome enjoyed an increase of 9.3 per cent in worldwide web usage.