Google Chrome 48.0.2564.82, which is the same version that was pushed earlier today to the Beta channel, is now the newest stable version for the cross-platform and popular web browser using by Windows, Mac and Linux users worldwide on both their PCs and mobile devices.
"The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 48 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux," said Krishna Govind. "Chrome 48.0.2564.82 contains a number of fixes and improvements. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 48."
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