Chrome 3 out, JavaScript performance increased 150% since v1

ARS: Google announced on Tuesday the official release of Chrome 3, a new version of its WebKit-based open source Web browser. The new version introduces several noteworthy new features, including a faster JavaScript engine, a theme system, improvements to the Omnibox, and a redesigned New Tab page.

The Chrome Web browser was first launched with much fanfare a little over a year ago. According to Google, the performance of the browser's V8 JavaScript engine has increased by over 150 percent since the original version of Chrome was released. Thanks to Google's aggressive performance optimizations, V8 has zoomed past Mozilla's TraceMonkey JavaScript engine and now rivals Apple's speedy Nitro engine in our recent benchmarks.

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