May 27th, 2013 Chrome 27 is now available, and is faster than ever
While this version of Chrome Dev is usually at least two versions ahead of the stable channel (as indicated by its serial number) Beta is just a step before them which is why it's already stable enough even for use as a main browser tool. Notwithstanding, its main objective is to work as a trial zone for users to send feedback directly to developers.
The best thing about Chrome Beta is that it works side-by-side with the completely stable version of the well known browser, without interfering at all and with each running independently. Ultimately, Chrome Beta is another awesome way to enjoy the latest improvements on Google's browser in a controlled and safe way.