Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) on Tuesday released Chrome 27 for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The new version comes with 5 percent faster page loads on an average and some significant updates for developers.
Chrome 27 Features
According to Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), “This release introduces smarter behind-the-scenes resource scheduling and a few new features for web developers.” At first, a boost of 5 percent may not seem to be huge, but when you sum up all the time saved, it’s worth it. It totals to more than 510 years of people’s time saved every week.
Also bundled is the new Sync FileSystem API, a new offline storage API for Chrome Packaged Apps which automatically synchronizes stored data across clients via Google Drive. The files are stored in private sandboxes and can be manipulated with the HTML5 File API and FileSystem API.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has also done a few other improvements in this release, such as improved ranking of predictions, improved spell correction, and numerous fundamental improvements for Omnibox predictions.
Lastly, Chrome 27 addresses 13 security holes, the majority of which are rated high.
Those who want to get these updates need not to wait, as Chrome has a built-in silent updater. To check if you have the latest version or not, click on the far right icon and then on “About Google Chrome”. Chrome will check for updates and if new updates are available, the download process will automatically start. Alternatively, you can also get the latest version of Chrome from google.com/chrome.