The launch of Google’s newest version update of the Chrome browser, Chrome 27 has proved to its users some really radical new features that may be hard to find at first. The already speedy browser boasts faster page loads and a whole lot more HTML5 features. Before you consider the latest update, let’s see what it still has in store for everyone.
Faster and more heightened speed
Google has made the new Chrome browser faster in loading web pages as it has improved its page rendering capability to up to 5%. With the use of “smarter behind-the-scenes resource scheduling”, it will make use of your idle network connection to do other tasks that include downloading stuff over the Web. The company even claims that adding up the seconds saved by all users using the latest version of Chrome, an estimate of 510 years will potentially be saved every week. That’s a hell lot of time.
The wonders of HTML5
With the application of HTML5 in the browser, it is able to support HTML5 inputs which include date, month, week, time, and datetime-local types. It will now also enable you to define auto-suggest lists so that you can quickly and conveniently select key dates, times and the likes.
More updates on the Developer Tool
Although it would be a bit geeky, the new update on the browser’s Developer Tool might also be useful to those who know how to maximize its new features. The Developer Tools window would now be located to the right. It might be a little difficult to spot, but a remedy is just to hold down the dock icon found in the lower-left part of the console window to make the menu appear. Another new feature of Chrome 27 is that you can right-click on any URL on its network tab, click “Copy as curl”, and place a full curl command on that specific page into the clipboard.
Other commendable features
Other little updates you might want to check out include 27’s more improved omnibox, or the address bar, which predicts keywords and corrects spelling much better than before. The new Chrome also has already fixed the 27 issues and 14 security holes that were identified before. Other interesting news is that Chrome 27 might be the last version of the browser to utilize the Webkit engine, since it has been announced that Chrome 28 will already be using Blink by then. Using the engine could give the Google browser an edge by speeding up page loads by focusing more on the visible part of the page. This means that a large page that will take up four seconds to render can already be reduced to 32 milliseconds.
Overall, Chrome 27 has improved greatly as it has removed a total of 8.8 million redundant codes. That said, the latest Chrome browser really has a lot in store under its hood. It’s just up to us to figure them out.