If you are a Google Chrome user, then you might have noticed that it's possible for you to sign up to several beta programs. These programs allow users to test out Google's newest features before they are rolled out to everyone. In addition to the Google Chrome Beta, Google has released a number of other programs as well. These include Google Android, Google Chrome for the iPhone, Google Chrome for Windows, Google Nexus S, Google Android TV and Google Chrome for the Kindle. All of these programs are still in their developmental stages, but there is no doubt that Google is listening to what the masses want.
One new feature that was introduced with Google Chrome Beta is the support for third party keyboards. The Keyboard settings can be accessed from the system tray, just like the address bar on the browser. You can type using both the numeric and alphabetic keys, although only the first number key will be recognized by the system. There are currently no plans to roll out Google Android to the Apple iPhone or to the Windows operating system. Although Google has yet to announce any plans for the future of the Google Chrome for the iPhone or for the Windows operating system, it is safe to assume that the company is working on it. A source close to Google tells me that the company does not want to port Google Android to the Apple iPhone because it would need to take over the complete Google Maps application, which currently has the most functionality available on the mobile phone platform.
As far as the Google Chrome Beta for the Mac is concerned, it appears that this program is currently in the "stability testing" stage. In other words, people are testing the water to see if it works and they will surely give their opinions on the overall performance once the software goes live on the stable channel. It's unknown when Google will take the software live, but it's safe to assume that it won't be anytime soon. The Google Chrome Beta is a very simple way for internet users to try out the latest features of Google's latest web browser. If it proves popular among internet users, it may very well find its way onto the stable channel sooner rather than later.