It’s here! On 22 May 2013, Google released Version 27 – a worthy competitor to highly-rated browsers like Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, and Opera. With the newest version receiving positive scrutiny, will it become the new face of browser technology?
All about Speed
What happened: Google 27 boosts faster speed as the “resource scheduling” feature was added. This feature works behind the scenes which improves page rendering by 5% more.
What it means to you: Have you ever wondered what Chrome is doing whenever you decide to leave it on as you go to eat, to watch TV, or walk you pet? The answer is called idle connection or the parcels of your connection that are not utilized. So with these parcels, downloads will be faster.
Look Beyond your Screen – Through a Panel Window
What happened: Google 27 developers used panel windows to add support. This leads applications to be docked, stuck, or pinned on your desktop.
What it means to you: Did you use to close all of your active windows and other open documents just to get to the icons in your desktop? Were you not fond of using the Launcher because you hated customizing your screen? You will no longer be inconvenienced because applications like Google Hangouts can be included in a panel window. This means that you can access Google Hangout and any applications at any time you want to.
Launcher Changes you’ll Like
What happened: First, the launcher can be positioned on your screen. You have the options to place it on the top, the right, and the left sections of your screen. Second, you’ll see a list of apps available for open items on your screen.
What it means to you: First, you will no longer get headaches adjusting your workflow. Instead, the launcher’s flexible positioning adjusts to your workflow. Second, the Chrome icon will now show you what tabs are open while the apps launcher will show you the open instances of a specific app. This means a more streamlined workflow for you.
The File Manager
What happened: It had been difficult to display and organize files before but now, Chrome 27 displays folders in hierarchical view.
What it means to you: You can find the folder you need as you get a listed overview of where your files are. You will see your downloads grouped into one as well as a separate folder for Google Drive to name a few.
The following changes have also been included in Version 27. They can sound a bit too technical but nonetheless, these improve your browsing experience:
Auto-complete ability. This has been added to the Search field.
Memory Optimization. This has been improved for the earlier versions of Chrome. Memory will now be more manageable on low-memory devices.
Wireless mouse or touchpad. Version 27 features enhanced support for both Windows and Apple users. For example, a battery indicator for wireless mice can now be seen.
There are a lot more features included in Version 27. These features deal with the back-end functionality of the browser such as HTML, Pepper Flash, and Sync FileSystem API. With Version 28 slated to be released within this year, will Google become the new face of advanced browsers?