By 16 May 2012 | Categories: news


About six weeks after releasing Chrome 18, Google had made the latest stable version of its Chrome web browser available for download. Chrome 19 follows right in the wake of Mozilla’s Firefox 12 and brings a new feature to Google’s popular desktop browser.  

Tab syncing is now part and partial of Chrome, enabling users to sync the tabs they have open on their work PC, with their PC at home or notebook. If you sign into Chrome, your open tabs are synced across all your devices including your smartphone and tablet (via Chrome for Android beta). You can access these tabs from the “Other devices” menu, located on the “New Tab” page.

In addition, signing in to Chrome will also sync your bookmarks, Chrome apps, installed browser extensions, browser history, settings and themes as well. You can sign in to Chrome by clicking on “Sign in to Chrome” on the main Chrome menu (wrench icon).

While Chrome 19 is already available for download, Raz Mathias, Google software engineer and tab-wrangling server jockey stated that the tab sync feature will only be rolled out gradually to users over the coming weeks.

Users who are new to Chrome can go to Google’s page to download version 19 of this browser. Those who already have Chrome installed on their PC can simply click on the wrench icon and select “About Google Chrome” to start the automatic update process.


In related news, market research firm Net Applications recently released its latest browser trend report, revealing that Chrome saw a very slight uptake in users, resulting in Google’s browser enlarging its slice of the global desktop browser pie from 18.57% for March to 18.85% last month.


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