The stable version of Google Chrome 36 (version: 36.0.1985.12) is now official, and is available for download, for users on Windows, Mac, Linux and Android platforms.
Chrome desktop users should witness their browsers getting automatically updated to Chrome 36 via the built-in silent updater. The browser is also available for downaload from the official Google Chrome webpage.
One of the important enhancements that the Chrome 36 brings along (for desktop users on Windows, Mac and Linux) is the new Crash Recovery Bubble that alerts users in case (even prior to) of plug-in crashes.
With this functionality, users should be able to keep all work saved during browser hostilities.
Another enhancement that Google Chrome desktop users (across all major platforms) should notice is, a new interface while using 'Incognito' mode. Users should observe a new incognito icon and a newer message display interface.
However, when we checked, the new Incognito interface was yet to take shape within Chrome 36.
Users on desktops also get richer notification icons that lead to notification pop-ups appearing in a clutter-free manner.
For Linux users, there is the Chrome App launcher, which can be made use of to launch 'favourite' apps right from within the desktop.
Chrome App Launcher also lets users to sign-in to all apps that use Google Identity. The Chrome App Launcher hub also lets users sync apps, bookmarks, passwords, browsing history and settings across multiple devices.
Google released Chrome App Launcher for Mac users, in late 2013, and for Windows users in early 2014.
The stable release of Chrome 36 is also available in the form of an Android app, on Google Play. Click here to download the app.
Chrome 36 for Android now takes Google Doodles back to the New Tab page, and custom-optimises content (from non-optimised websites) for better viewing on mobile screens (smaller displays).
Google states that users viewing videos on mobile screens, via Chrome 36, get to see Subtitles and HTML5 controls. The company also says that users should be able to resort to casting certain videos via Chromecast.
Along with these new features, Google has also incorporated fixes to address issues from OpenSSL 1.0.1h.
Both Chrome 36 desktop version and the Android app embed various performance enhancements and bug fixes. Those interested to know more about these fixes can click here to navigate to the official Google blog.
With Chrome 36, Google has also called out developers to test and report new issues, if any, directly to the company.