Google rolled out a fresh update for the dev channel of Chrome browser, incrementing the build number to 23.0.1270.0. The new revision is available for all supported platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeFrame).
Besides an updated V8 engine, the new version repairs the playback of multiple audio streams with Pepper Flash, WebRTC and WebAudio. Furthermore, trying to play audio without a sound card or via remote desktop would cause the browser to crash; this no longer happens in the current dev build.
The web browser now checks automatically for captive portals when showing SSL interstitials or when an HTTP server responds to an HTTPS request.
Great progress has been made for the Windows 8 release, as the browser will use a single profile regardless if it runs on the desktop or in the modern UI.