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canary build

A newly compiled version of software that has not been carefully tested. The first group of people using a canary build find the worst bugs. The term comes from the earlier practice of using "a canary in a coal mine" to test for toxic gas. If the bird died or was visibly impaired, the miners knew it was still unsafe to enter the mine. See build and Chrome Canary.
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Google Chrome comes in four different channels, a stable channel for the general public, a beta channel for those who want the latest features but still want a relatively stable browser, a dev channel that brings the latest features each week, and finally the canary build that can update more than once a week.
Google Chrome canary build will let Google feedback even earlier than a week.
If you like living on the edge and would like to help test Google Chrome feature before anyone else does, download the Canary build from here.