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Google Chrome Goes Retina for New MacBook Pro

Retina ready Google Chrome

If you’re a Google Chrome user, you may have been worrying about having to switch to Safari for a little while to enjoy its high-resolution artwork on your new MacBook Pro. However, in an effort to stay ahead, Google has quickly rolled out a new update for its popular web browser that introduces support for the Retina display.

As you can see from the image above, Chrome’s latest update makes web browsing beautiful on the new MacBook Pro, and according to a post on its blog, Google is committed to making it even better:

You always want Chrome to look great, no matter what device you’re using. Apple recently announced a new laptop with a Retina high-resolution screen, and we’re committed to polishing Chrome until it shines on that machine.

Unfortunately, Retina support is only available in the Chrome “Canary” release, which is an early alpha version of the browser that could be riddled with bugs and issues — as its release notes explain:

Canary is designed for developers and early adopters, and can sometimes break down completely.

So you’ll have to see how well it works for you. It may be that you have to use Safari a little while until this feature hits the stable Chrome browser, or just put up with lower resolution browsing. It’s good to see Google is already working on Retina display support, though.

[via Google Chrome Blog]

Killian Bell

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