Google released the latest beta release of Chrome today, with the Chrome 24 beta for Windows, Mac, and Linux. On top of claiming this is the fattest release yet, Google shared Octane JavaScript benchmark scores that show the browser has become 26 percent faster since last year’s release of Chrome 15.

With today’s Chrome Beta channel release, Chrome continues to get faster, as you can see in this chart which shows Octane scores. Octane is a JavaScript benchmark we designed to measure performance of real-world applications on the modern web. Stability sometimes takes higher priority, but we’re still manic about improving Chrome’s speed

Google also highlighted some of the other areas it’s improving in Chrome including enhancements to Google Cloud Print server-side and work to minimize wait times:

Speed isn’t just about JavaScript performance, so in other areas of Chrome, we strive to minimize wait times. For example, we recently made some server-side changes to Google Cloud Print so that Chrome’s printer selection dialog loads twice as fast. We’ve also been working on reducing the browser’s startup time, and setting up automated tests to catch any code changes that would slow Chrome down.

The release also includes “a slew of awesome developer features” that Google detailed on the Chromium blog. If you’re not already on the beta channel, you can access the latest beta release of Chrome here.

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