Google Chrome debuted as a lightweight (meaning small program size with a very low drain on system resources.... rendering it quick) piece of software that many embraced right out of the box.
The biggest complaint at the time came from Apple users who didn't get their own version (since rectified).
Chrome essentially comes in three flavors. For the general audience, a 'stable' channel. For the braver bunch, a 'beta' channel, and for developers, yes, a 'developer' channel.
Late today, after numerous upgrades and numerous feature additions over a VERY short timeline, several of us noticed something significant in the numbering sequence.
The developer channel, late today, moved above 5.0.
Typically major upgrades are marked by a new number 'at the front'. The Chrome Releases blog notes the following changes among those in this update:
Although these changes don't appear mind-boggling, there was plenty of room left in the '4' series?
Is something up? We'll see. It was only 5 days ago that Google announced bookmarks, sync, more extensions and customizations now available to users of the stable version.