One of Chrome's innovations is to isolate and "pre-emptively multi-task" applications, just like operating systems do. This provides high performance, stability and security. So Google created the feature which has perhaps been Chrome's distinguishing one so far - enabling tab processes to function independently, so if one tab crashes the rest stay operational. Plugins also have their own processes, so that too provides more stability. Goodger referred to this as a "jail cell for web content", preventing people from exploiting security issues in the browser.
Goodger talked about the user interface that Chrome has, which he said is a bit different from other browsers. He said they "stripped down the UI" and focused on the mantra "content not chrome", which he acknowledged was ironic given the browser's name. He showed the following video, from Japan, to illustrate this approach:
There are obvious differences in the UI in Chrome, for example the lack of menu buttons. There are also other subtle differences, such as fewer "attention-grabbing" popups. Goodger also noted that Chrome has "fewer options, better defaults". His rule is that "options are never an excuse for bad design".
Goodger talked a little about Chrome's release cycle. Google uses channels to release versions of Chrome: stable, beta and dev (bleeding edge). Google aims to treat Chrome just like any web app, that releases early and often and in an automated method. So users get automated updates to the latest stable version, without having to manually update anything.
Finally Goodger reiterated that Google Chrome is open source, with community discussions happening at dev.chromium.org.