What is Google Chrome?
Google chrome is a free internet web-browser developed by Google. It was first released as a beta version on September 2, 2008 and was later released to the public on December 11, 2008. Currently, Google Chrome is the most popular and most widely used web browser in the world. In this article you will learn more about The Evolution of Google Chrome.
Google Chrome was first publicly released for Microsoft Windows (XP and Later versions).While getting just started, Google chrome wasn’t really stable and wasn’t working out as Google had planned. In early January 2009, Google planned to release Chrome for OS X and Linux. The first official OS X and Linux beta previews were released on June 4, 2009 with a blog post saying they were missing many features and were expecting feedback soon from the previewers so that they could make the web browser more stable and better performing. In December 2009, beta versions for the current most widely used web browser to OS X and Linux. Next year on May 25, 2010 was when Google Chrome 5.0 had a stable release to support all three platforms.
As Days Passed By:
As days passed by, Google Chrome really started get its gears up and get in the main leagues. Users started to get constant updates on average of once every two months. Google added many new features and did a lot of work to make the world’s most popular web browser simple, fast and user-friendly. Google started to review many feedback from users and try to make it as perfect as possible for the users, which in some cases they did make it perfect. Below are some major updates Chrome received over the past years, be sure to go over them to perfectly know how did the web browser keep on progressing to gain the #1 place in the current world’s battle of web browsers.
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- Version: 4.0.249 | Date: 01-25-2010 | *Extensions*
- Version: 6.0.472 | Date: 09-02-2010 | *Form Auto-Fill.*
- Version: 8.0.552 | Date: 12-02-2010 | *Chrome Web Store.*
- Version: 10.0.648 | Date: 03-08-2011 | *Password Sync.*
- Version: 17.0.963 | Date: 02-08-2012 | *Removal of “+” Symbol From The New Tab Button.* ( I bet most of the people still haven’t noticed yet.)
- Version: 19.0.1084 | Date: 05-15-2012 | *Access Tabs Between Devices.*
- Version: 27.0.1453 Date: 05-21-2013 | *Resource Handling Optimized For Faster Page Load Time.*
- Version: 30.0.1599 [Current] Date: 10-01-2013 | *Easier Searching By Image.* *New UI.* *New Platform Features.*
As you can see, Chrome often quickly sends major updates and improves the usage of the web browser to satisfy us, the user internet exploring thirst.
Google Chrome aims to be secure, fast, simple, and stable. With its’ latest update providing the Minimalistic look just makes me go “WOW!” Google merges the address bar and the search box which is knows as Omnibar which makes the users search and surf the web instantly. It provides us extensions which can be installed from the chrome store. There are many extensions, but for now let’s take “Ad blocker” as an example. It is an extension and it can block all the unnecessary ads that annoy you while you are surfing Google Chrome. Chrome allows users to synchronize their bookmarks and settings across all devices with the browser installed by sending and receiving data through a chosen Google Account, which in turn updates all signed-in instances of Chrome.
The private browsing feature called Incognito mode prevents the browser from permanently storing any history information or cookies from the websites visited. Incognito mode is similar to the private browsing feature in other web browsers. Chrome was the second browser to add this feature, after Safari. Incognito mode can be enabled by pressing Ctrl+Shift+N. This mode is really helpful, especially for boys. [If you know what I mean ;)]
Desktop Shortcuts and Apps:
Chrome now allows users to make local desktop shortcuts that will open web applications and apps right in Google Chrome. Here’s a preview just for you
Google chrome has like more than thousands of awesome features but in this article I just included the main ones. Google Chrome allows us to install themes but I think everyone knows about so I do not have to go in dept about it. Google Engineers have really worked their butt of day and night to offer us this amazing web browser, which is the most advanced yet. It is progressing everyday and I hope in future Chrome keeps getting better and better and give us the web browser that everyone needs.
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