dev channel) to Version 9.
To be exact, 9.0.570.0.
This is the first time that Chrome, the web browser that will be the foundation for the upcoming Google Chrome Operating System, expected to be released during this quarter, has hit the '9' number, usually signaling a significant release.
According to a post late today to the Google Chrome Release Blog, this new version effects Windows, Linux and Mac versions of Chrome, and addresses a variety of known issues and a security fix.
To easily update the Windows version, tap the small 'tool' in the upper right corner, then 'About Google Chrome'. Chrome will update itself and prompt you to restart.
Microsoft recently released an open beta of their next generation browser Internet Explorer 9 ... to the public.
Coincidence? In this case ... probably :)