Google Chrome 50 ceases support for XP, Vista and older Oses

Google Chrome 50 ceases support for XP, Vista and older Oses

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: With the release of new version 50 of Google's popular web browser Chrome, the internet giant has decided to drop support for Windows XP and Vista along with three older versions of Apple's OS X.

Starting April 2016, users who are still on Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion will no longer be able to receive security updates for the latest web browser.

This means that now working on older versions of Windows and OS X will be a lot less secure.

Just an year ago, Google publicly announced that it would drop support for Windows XP by the end of 2015. But in November 2015, it extended its deadline to April 2016 and added Vista and three older versions of OS X to the drop list.

The most striking feature of Chrome 50 is its improved page loading speed. According to 9To5Google, the new Chrome version will load sites faster by telling browser ahead of time what resources should be downloaded.

Apart from the bug and security updates, it also modified the notification feature, called push notifications payloads as part of the Push API. 

(With inputs from 9to5Google)

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