Google has issued a beta release of Chrome 14 that includes its Native Client (NaCl) framework and make it automatically enabled. The first use of NaCl in Chrome 10 beta but only available through a special browser flag.
NaCl is crucial for browser-based Chrome OS. It enhances Chrome OS functions by letting developers create web apps based on system supported native code. This can makes Chrome Apps run more efficiently on Chrome OS.
Google have opened the source code of NaCl partially in hoping of other web browsers can adopt it. However, there are no browsers show great interest in this Google product. At least Mozilla have no plan to deploy NaCl tech in its next generation Firefox. Now that Google is flipping the switch and planning to roll it out to users in Chrome 14, we could start to see some adoption.