Google Chrome 11 New Features{4}


by Abubaker D
My article is about Google Chrome 11 and some of its new features. It was released in 2011. HTML voice input support was added to Chrome 11. It also switched to a 2-D version of its familiar logo. The built in speech recognition is available on windows and Mac machines. Google’s own translate site has been updated with a microphone icon that lets you speak the words you would like translated. It only accepts English though. They said that they’re going somewhere with that application. It could be updated later on to translate from another language to another, and it’s all done by just speaking through the microphone. Another good thing about Chrome 11 is that they fixed a lot of the bugs that were associated with the previous versions of Google Chrome. They gave awards to people who helped fixing the bugs. $3000 was given to a user that goes by Kuzzcc for finding possible URL bar spoofs with navigation errors and interrupted loads. The Google team apparently couldn’t fix all the bugs so they welcomed outside solutions with awards.

This article is related to our class because it talks about HTML and the Chrome search engine. I think a lot of students use Chrome 11, and it would be cool to try out that voice input application. There are a lot of people that use dictionaries or translate words, so instead of typing which takes a longer time, the word can just be spoken and boom, you got it translated!

I’ve never used Chrome 11 to be honest. I’m just not that fan of Google. I think that voice application input application is cool though. I would try it out probably and see how it is. This article was in April 2011 so I think they’ve probably added more features to it.

Michael Muchmore (2011). Google Chrome 11 Squashes Bugs, Adds HTML Speech, New Logo. Retrieved from http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398923,00.asp