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I've installed Google Portable 24 beta from PortableApps.com. At the bottom of this page you may find installers for Google Chrome Portable Beta 24.0 and Dev 25.0.

After installation I opened the About page and the version is 24.0.1312.40 without a beta suffix.

This is confirmed by the problem I encounter when I try to install extensions utilizing new features: Chrome outputs a notification under extension's name, that it "requires Google Chrome beta channel or newer, and this is the stable channel."

The question is: how can I download a portable Chrome version which would be a beta (or development release) indeed?

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Does Google even supply and support a portable Chrome installation? The reason it doesn't have the beta suffix is because Chrome 24 is/was already released. –  Ramhound Dec 18 '12 at 14:27
    
Google does not support portables because they're not Google's releases. I tried "25 dev" portable as well. It also shows version "25.0.1359.3" without any suffix - if your assumption would be correct, 25 should move from dev into beta, so I'd see the "beta" suffix, but this is not the case. –  Stan Dec 18 '12 at 14:39
    
The current version of Chrome is 26. If I am not mistaken Chrome 27 would be the next version. Why are you so worried about a suffix? You are clearly using the most current version of Chrome 24 and Chrome 25 so what exactly is the problem? –  Ramhound Dec 18 '12 at 14:49
    
You are possibly mistaken, because I've just installed Canary and it shows the version 25.0.1364.0 as the latest. –  Stan Dec 18 '12 at 14:58
    
The problem is that missing suffix means a stable release, which lacks new features available in beta and dev channels. So, extensions of my interest do not work (give errors). –  Stan Dec 18 '12 at 15:04
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Finally I installed a Canary build. This provides a suitable workaround for my needs (development and testing), because canaries "live" in parallel with other builds on the same PC.

All features I tried to access in the "pseudo"-beta versions without success are available in the canary, of course.

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