Chrome 50 has been released by Google for three different platforms: OS X, Linux, and Windows. Google has infused new features in Chrome 50 along with several improvements, bugs and security fixes. The search giant will soon roll out updates for Android.
Back in November 2015, Google has cut support for older operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6, OS X 10.7, and OS X 10.8.
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Chrome 50 updates carry Puch API which push notifications payloads. This means the feature makes notification deliveries more efficient by sending notifications data simultaneously along with the message. It also allows the developers to customize their notifications with buttons and time stamps whereas, the site offers the silent, sound and vibrating notifications, notes NDTV.
Notifications will continue to inform webmasters unless it is closed by a user. This will help sync notifications on all devices and also provides analytics data.
Apart from this, Chrome 50 offers other new features which include a declarative preload. With this feature, developers can let the browser know which resources need a proper display page. The “link rel=’preload’” helps in reducing the page load time. To explain the process, Google has published a video that explains the page load times with and without the implementation. Several other developer facing features are also revealed.
Meanwhile, Google’s Chrome 50 for Android will have pause and cancel buttons for downloads. According to Google Chrome Blog, the new update will have 20 security fixes, and mentioned external researchers’ most important contributions. These includes universal XSS in extension bindings, uninitialized memory read in media, use-after-free related to extensions, out-of-bounds read in Pdfium JPEG2000 decoding, address bar spoofing and a potential leak of sensitive information to malicious extension, Android downloaded file path restriction bypass; and out-of-bounds write in V8.