It’s no secret that Google has been actively developing Google Chrome the past several months. In fact, there is a new version of Google Chrome roughly every six weeks. However, while Google has been developing, Mozilla has been trudging along with Firefox 3. The browser which everyone was raving about not too long ago is slowly being moved away from in favor of other browsers such as Google Chrome which are being developed at a much faster rate.
Currently, Google Chrome is at version 9. So how does Mozilla plan to compete? Mozilla’s most recent Firefox roadmap (currently still considered a draft so it is subject to change) shows plans to release Firefox version 4, 5, 6, and 7 by the end of 2011.
Last night I updated my build of Chromium (Google Chrome) on OS X to build number 4.0.295.0 (35879). After I update Chromium I typically look around to see if they have added anything new to it and to my surprise they finally added the Bookmark Manager. As I pointed out in my previous review of Chromium while it was in its early days of development for OS X there were a number of features missing including the Bookmark Manager (which I missed a lot, in fact it was a deal breaker at first).
Chromium is updated more frequently (multiple times per day) than the official Google Chrome for Mac beta so it’s only natural for the bookmark manager feature to appear first in the Chromium build. Nonetheless, it was a pleasant surprise – one which I have been waiting for, for quite some time. I can only assume that this will make its way over to the official build shortly and that it will be ready for a stable release soon on OS X.