Klathman: Or maybe not. I'm game to try updates so installed the beta channel and the memory usage is extremely similar.
Great when 8 tabs including Rdio playing music uses less memory than Chrome with just the memory counter.
Both Dev and Canary are ahead of Beta. Canary will run side by side with whatever channel you have installed.
If you want the issue fixed then consider taking the time to report it to the Chromium project. It's not that hard.