If you want to get the new Chrome features as soon as possible then you are in luck; Google has launched the Google Chrome Dev Channel. The Google Chrome Dev Channel will give you early access to features and fixes.

The Dev channel is useful for:

Web developers who want to test their sites or scripts with pre-release versions of Google Chrome

Testers who need to make sure they’re working with the latest bug fixes

Anyone who wants to help make Google Chrome better — your feedback helps us turn good new features into great features, and using the Dev channel is a simple way for anyone to help.

Dev channel releases are less stable than Beta channel releases. Expect the occasional “sad tab” or even browser crashes (if you turn on ‘Help make Google Chrome better..’ in Options, we’ll get the crash reports so we can fix the bugs).

Automatic updates of new Dev channel releases are published every 1-2 weeks

Get all the details and what you need to download here: http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

The first version has been posted. There are a bunch of fixes


r1735 Fixes bugs with Silverlight plugin not displaying correctly (issues 248, 666)

r1859 Fix YouTube (and other Flash videos) halting if the time-advance slider is used.

r1958 Fixes a problem with Shockwave/Flash games not loading (issue 643)


r1662 Fix occasional crash when trying to make Google Chrome the default browser (b/1355679)

r1708 Fix crash in history view when deleting a day of history (b/1358107)

More here: http://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/getting-involved/dev-channel/release-notes/release-notes-021521