Released on Monday, the new version includes better support for on-screen keyboard on the Windows 8 Metro interface and fixes for numerous Windows 8 crashes and “performance regressions”.
If you want to try the new version of Google’s browser, first install the Release Preview of Windows 8 (if you’ve not done so already) and then choose Chrome to be your default browser.
The search giant had announced in March that it was planning a Metro-style Chrome browser and had announced just last week that it will release the Metro-style version on the dev channel soon.
The first few releases of the Chrome in Metro mode will add support for the browser with basic Windows 8 system functionality, including charms and snap view. However, the search giant will keep improving the user interface on Metro and enhancing touch support as the launch date for Windows 8 draws closer.
It’s pretty obvious that this release is mainly for the techies out there, since the Chrome dev channel and even the Windows 8 Release Preview are basically pre-release versions of software.