Google releases Chrome 27 for Linux, Mac and Windows

Google unveiled Chrome version 27 on Tuesday, bringing faster page loads,FileSystem API for syncing data to Drive, prediction tweaks, and more

By Abhinav Mishra Published Date
22 - May - 2013
| Last Updated
22 - May - 2013
Google releases Chrome 27 for Linux, Mac and Windows

Google has released the latest version of their web browser, Chrome version 27. The browser, announced on Tuesday, will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The new version will allow faster page loads (5 percent faster on average), including important updates for developers.

The speed improvement in Google Chrome 27 comes as a result of introduction of “smarter behind the scenes resource scheduling”, says Google. According to the company, initially, the web content that appears 5 percent faster on an average may not be clearly visible, however when users realize how instantly the page loads, it's a big leap forward. In this new version of the web browser, the scheduler makes use of an idle connection more insistently and reduces the priority of preloaded resources so that they do not hinder critical assets.

The Sync FileSystem API is an offline storage application programming interface for Chrome apps which are programmed to automatically synchronize stored data across clients via Google Drive.

Google also brings a few other enhancements in this release such as enhanced ranking of predictions, better spell correction and a wide array of fundamental improvements for Omnibox predictions.

Google has also included a lot of bug fixes as in previous versions, a new V8 version and so on. You can check out the full SVN revision log for more details.

Google has spent a whopping $14,633 in bug bounties in this release and has overhauled three more security bugs compared to the previous version of Chrome. These fixes are likely to push the Chrome user base to upgrade as soon as possible.

Source: NextWeb