There's no doubt Google (News - Alert) has been working hard to improve their Chrome browser, and make it into a product everyone would want to use. One particularly useful function of Chrome is its ability to sync various things between devices. Users can sync favorites, apps, settings and now tabs as well. The Chrome dev team announced on their blog that open tabs can be synchronized on any Chrome browser, making things easier for those of us who regularly handle multiple tabs concurrently.
Chrome has clearly become a very popular browser. Started just a few years ago, it had to compete with both Internet Explorer and Firefox, who at the time held the biggest market share.
Since then, Chrome has steadily gained on both, getting users to switch over to the Google browser by offering many features like a cleaner visual experience, superior HTML5 support and sync features. The Google team has also lately been porting their desktop browser to more platforms, and it is now available for Android (News - Alert) phones as well.
The development process follows a typical open source model, where anyone can download the beta builds of the browser and test new features, then contribute back to the code base. Once everything has been tested and is stable, Google rolls out new Chrome versions seamlessly in the background.
The new tabs feature is only in beta as of right now, so it's a test function that you can't access in the latest Chrome. Those interested in trying it can visit the Chrome site and download the beta build.
Don't expect everything to work perfectly, since it's still an unstable build, but people who've tried it so far seem impressed. Users simply need to run Chrome and log into their Google accounts. As things synchronize, tabs under favorites and customized toolbars will be automatically sent to the cloud. Chrome brings up all tabs and opens them again, whether on a PC, Mac or Android phone.
Google hasn't said when they will roll the feature out to their stable version, but based on past changes, we can expect to see it over time, likely within a few weeks. As more and more of our data gets stored in the cloud, this is yet another move to have ubiquitous computing everywhere we go.
Edited by Braden Becker