Chrome 48 (48.0.2564.23) Beta Has Been Released

As you may already know, the Chrome development is done on three branches. First, the new features are added to the Unstable (dev) branch and after some tests are performed, they get moved to the Beta channel. And some features from the Beta channel get implemented in the Stable branch, depending on the received feedback.

For now, Chrome 48 (48.0.2564.23) is available only as Beta and brings under the hood performance and stability tweaks, support for the V9 video codec in WebRTC, adds new DevTools security panel for developers, brings support for adds shortening and simplifying the Web Audio JavaScript syntax and the ability to detect the maximum Internet connection speed for mobile devices.

Installation instructions:

Google Chrome is available via the Google repositories for all the popular Linux systems, so installing and keeping Chrome up to date will be easy.

How to install the latest version of Chrome (Beta) on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:

Instructions for bot 32 bith and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
$ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta

Optional, to remove Chrome, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-beta

How to install the latest version of Chrome (Beta) on Fedora, CentOS and derivative systems:

Instructions for both 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

Add the repository to your system:

$ sudo su
$ cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome - \$basearch
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/\$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
EOF

Update the local repository index and install the google-chrome-stable package:

$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install google-chrome-beta

Optional, to remove Chrome, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove google-chrome-beta

How to install the latest version of Chrome (Beta) on OpenSUSE and derivative systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 Google-Chrome
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install google-chrome-beta

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 Google-Chrome
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install google-chrome-beta

Optional, to remove Chrome, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo zypper remove google-chrome-beta

How to install the latest version of Chrome (Beta) on Mageia, OpenMandriva and derivative systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --update chrome_i386 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/beta/i386
$ sudo urpmi google-chrome-beta

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --update chrome_x86_64 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/beta/x86_64
$ sudo urpmi google-chrome-beta

Optional, to remove Chrome, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo urpme google-chrome-beta

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