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Changes to Chrome OS’s release cycle

We previously announced that Chrome will soon release a new milestone every 4 weeks, starting with Chrome 94 in Q3 of 2021. We’re excited to also share our plans today for adjusting the Chrome OS release schedule. To deliver new features more rapidly to consumers while also continuing to prioritize the key pillars of Chrome OS – security, stability,...

Chrome 92: Web Apps as File Handlers, New JavaScript Features, and More

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 92 is beta as of June 3, 2021 File Handling APINow that web apps are capable of reading and...

Chrome is up to 23% faster in M91 and saves over 17 years of CPU time daily

Since the launch of Chrome in 2008, speed has been one of the 4 core principles that shape the work we do to deliver a highly performant browser. The V8 JavaScript compiler is a critical part of delivering maximum speed for the JavaScript that’s shipped on practically every web page. In our next post in The Fast and the Curious series, we are excited...

An experiment in helping users and web publishers create deeper connections on Chrome

Today, people have many ways to keep up with their favorite websites, including subscribing to mailing lists, notifications and RSS. It’s a lot for any one person to manage, so we’re exploring how to simplify the experience of getting the latest and greatest from your favorite sites directly in Chrome, building on the open RSS web standard. Our vision...

Update on User-Agent String Reduction in Chrome

A little over a year ago we announced our plans to reduce the granularity of information available from the User-Agent string, which is sent by default for every HTTP request. Shortly after, we made the decision to put this effort on pause so as not to create an additional migration burden on the web ecosystem in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Adjusted timeline for SharedArrayBuffers

Back in February, we announced that cross-origin isolation will be required on all platforms in order to access APIs like SharedArrayBuffer and performance.measureUserAgentSpecificMemory() starting in Chrome 91. Based on your feedback and issues reported, we've decided to adjust the timeline for SharedArrayBuffer usage in none cross-origin isolated...

Chrome 91: Handwriting Recognition, WebXR Plane Detection and More

Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 91 is beta as of April 22, 2021. Origin TrialsThis version of Chrome introduces the origin...

Digging for performance gold: finding hidden performance wins

We are fortunate that so many people choose Chrome as their browser to get things done, which is why we are continually investing in making Chrome more performant. But with software as complex as Chrome, there is a lot of performance left hidden in areas we aren’t actively working on. In our latest post in the The Fast and the Curious series, we investigate...

Help users log in across affiliated sites in Chrome

Chrome can generate a new password, automatically fill saved passwords, sync them and warn users when passwords are compromised. This means users do not need to maintain passwords themselves. However, if you employ multiple domains (for example, top-level domains such as https://www.example.com and https://www.example.co.uk) that share the same account...

Efficient And Safe Allocations Everywhere!

In our constant work to improve performance, our engineers sometimes have to seek optimizations in places that most software developers don’t venture. In this post in our series, The Fast and the Curious, a team of senior engineers showed how they approached replacing the system-level memory allocator with an optimized version, yielding significant...

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