3 Things to Know About the Google Chrome Update
You may have noticed when firing up Chrome last week that something didn’t quite seem the same. After 10 years, Google’s popular Chrome browser received a much-needed update. Google, a powerhouse of technology innovation, launched the browser in 2008 at a time when internet users were becoming increasingly frustrated with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and were looking for an alternative.
Google has built their brand around providing progressive, reliable internet technology for less. Chrome continued this vision by integrating features such as “sandboxing” which separated the individual tabs open in the browser so if one tab crashed, it didn’t take the entire browser down with it. Google launched the browser with the passage of Acid1 and Acid2 standards and respected HTML5 and web standards, directly challenging Microsoft’s Internet Explorer who was struggling to maintain open web standards. 10 years later, the Verge reports, that Google’s Chrome accounts for 60% of the browser market share, making it the “primary way users access the internet.”
What’s new with Google Chrome?
The most apparent change is visual, as Chrome is moving away from the standard square edges and is introducing a rounder look. The browser, tabs, search bar, shapes, and icons will all sport this updated look, giving the application a more modern look.
Additionally, Google has added enhanced functionality to both the address bar (Omnibox) and search box. Now, when searching the browser will serve up potential answers directly in the Omnibox.
Other updates include changes in how Autofill works, enabling Google to more accurately fill in standard details such as passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers. This information will all be stored within a secure Google Account. Additionally, enhancements to the Google Password Manager will enable users to create stronger passwords.
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Google’s Vice President of Product Management, Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, said of the update, “When we first launched Chrome, Sundar said: ‘We think of the browser as the window to the web.’ A decade later, it’s still the tool people use to access all of the websites and applications that help them do what they want to do. As Chrome heads into the next 10 years, we want to expand that window—so you can see more and do more.”
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