Google has released a pre-beta release to its dev channel allowing developers to take a look at new features packed into Google Chrome.

With a version number of, the release includes a new version of WebKit, autocomplete for forms, and an updated spell checker.

This release also brings Google closer to bringing Chrome to Mac and Linux, with its own version of the HTTP protocol. In previous releases Google has been using WinHTTP library, tying the browser to Windows only.

Google is yet to announce a release date for the final version of Chrome 2.0.

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