Chrome 50 has been released by Google for Linux, OS X and Windows. With this update, several improvements have been brought about along with security fixes, bug fixes and loads of new features. There is also an expectation that soon Chrome OS and Android would roll out very soon.
As an announcement was made in the month of November, Google had ended support for operating systems that were mainly OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
With Chrome 50 for Linux, OS X and Windows, PushAPIis updated for adding push notification payloads. This means that notification deliveries are made more efficient as notification data are sent simultaneously along with message.
With this, notifications can be customized by the developers with time stamps and buttons. Also, the site would give the users vibrating, sound and silent notifications. Webmasters would be given an information that when a user closes a notification, sync notifications can be helped across various devices and analytics data would be provided.
Another new features that are there in the Chrome 50 have a declarative preload wherein site developers can help browser know which resources are needed for properly displaying a page along with the link rel=’preload’ attribute which brings about a significant reduction in the page load time.
For showcasing this, a video has been published by Google that contrasts the page load times without and with implementation. There were also some other developer facing features that were unveiled.
In the meantime, Chrome 50 for Android would be getting a cancel and pause button for the purpose of downloads. It was also mentioned that Chrome 50 come along with 20 security fixes. The most important contribution that external researchers made were highlighted.
These are Universal XSS in extensions bindings, out-of-bounds read in PdFium JPEG2000 decoding, out-of-bounds write in V8, use-after free that have relation to extensions, memory read in media that uninitialized, address bar spoofing, Android downloaded file path restriction bypass, as well as potential leak of sensitive information to dangerous and virus filled extensions.