After about 8 months of work, Google has “released Chrome 2” to the general public. Technically, this just means they moved the version of Chrome in the beta channel up to the stable channel. “We’re referring to this as Chrome 2, but that’s mainly a metric to help us keep track of changes internally. We don’t give too much weight to version numbers and will continue to roll out useful updates as often as possible.” There’s lots of decent goodies in Chrome 2.
Thee are also a bunch of user-visible changes, such as a revised “new tab” page which allows you to remove thumbnails from the speed dial function (so I can finally remove that link to Greatponies.com). There’s also a new full-screen function using the F11 key, and very pretty finally: form autofill.
Product Manager Brian Rakowski details the new features in this video: