Since its first release back in May 2009 Google’s Chrome has steadily grown from a 9MB distribution up to a 26.2MB release for the Google Chrome release on March 3 2011. Due to numerous additions to Chrome such as the internal Flash player, PDF reader and sync engine.
Now Google is assembling a task force to look at reducing the the size of Chrome distribution binaries, and posted a article on the Chromium-dev forum.
The task force will concentrate primarily on reducing the Windows release of Chrome but any tweaks within this will probably cross over to other platform releases as well. A new monitoring system has now also been setup to notify developers of increases in size as new snapshots are created.
Source : Download Squad
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