Google Releases Chrome 19

Google has released a new version of its Web browser, Chrome 19·0·1084·46, for all platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and Chrome Frame).  The new version fixed 18 security vulnerabilities in Chrome, 6 of which Google rates  as High severity.  It also includes a fix for a serious bug in the libxml library.   More details on the flaws patched is in the Release Announcement.

The new version also includes new capabilities in its “Sync” function.  In addition to synchronizing bookmarks and browser settings across your devices, it can now synchronize open tabs.  There’s more information at the official Chrome Blog.

Windows and Mac users should get the new version via the built-in update mechanism.  Linux users should get the updated package from their distributions’ repositories, using their standard package maintenance tools.

Update Wednesday, 16 May, 17:22 EDT

Ars Technica has a short review article describing the new tab synchronization capability.

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