Google Debuts Fastest Chrome Browser Yet

Google has released the latest version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux users - and it's the first version to support Adobe Flash player natively.

The inclusion of Flash support in Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 beta is a sign of Google's backing for the beleaguered Adobe, having been dumped from Google rival Apple's iPhone platform over security concerns.

Writing on Google's official Chrome blog, Mads Ager, Software Engineer with the Google Chrome team, said the Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 beta browser is 30 per cent faster according to the SunSpider browsing benchmark, and 35 per cent faster according to V8.

It also includes enhanced HTML 5 technologies such as geolocation and file drag-and-drop.

The browser's impressive performance may help to increase Google's share of the global browser market, which stood at an already high 6.7 percent for April.

You can download the browser for Windows, Mac or Linux platforms here.