It’s only been two days since Google (GOOG) announced Chrome 23, and the Internet search giant is already releasing Chrome Beta 24.0.1312.5 for WindowsMac and Linux. According to the Google Chrome Blog, Chrome Beta 24 is 26% faster than the browser was a year ago on Chrome 15 based on the Octane Javascript benchmark. For developers, there are tons of new features in Chrome Beta 24 including new un-prefixed APIs, MathML, datalist support in date and time and more, the core is still speed. Google Chrome has reportedly lost users for two consecutive months as Internet Explorer 9’s market share grew.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.