Install Google Chrome For Mac (Dev Build)

by Armin Talic | November 30, 2009

Though it hasn’t been released as a public beta, the Google Chrome developer build is tantalizingly close to general beta release. So close in fact that there are only 8 significant bugs standing in its way.

This suggest an optimistic released date of sometime in the coming weeks, perhaps even before christmas!

Chrome For Mac Developer Build

However, if you’re not the waiting type, and I am most certainly not, you’ll want to get your hands on the most stable release NOW!

If you’d like to install the latest stable release of the Google Chrome for Mac development build, simply follow these no-brainer steps below:

  1. Head over to the Google Chrome for Mac landing page, here.
  2. There you’ll find a link to the developer channel labelled “Early Access Release Channels”. If you can’t find that, just click here.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page until you see:¬†Dev channel: GoogleChrome.dmg. Again, if you can’t find that, simply click here.
  4. Once you have the .DMG downloaded, it’s simply a case of installing Chrome for Mac like any other Mac application.
  5. Double click the downloaded file and drag the Chrome app into your applications folder. That’s it, you’re done*.

Requirements: Intel CPU; Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later.

Note: The Mac build still lacks certain privacy features, and is not appropriate for general consumer use.