Software and search giant today announced that it will discontinue Google Chrome support across a number of Windows and OS X operating systems, but the change that will come into effect in April, 2016. Developers although require a number of updates to maintain, support, and produce upgrades for that software on a growing number of operating systems, that can chew up resources and provide compatibility issues that can be determined to the user-experience. Reason why, Google has decided to stop Chrome support across older OSes, including Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X 10.8 and others earlier.
First and foremost, Microsoft took the step forward and offcially discontinued support for the once extremely popular Windows XP back in April 2014, but Google vowed to continue releasing Chrome fixes, patches and updates until the end of this calendar year. Finally, it’s time to press a stop button. The announced changes will affect those PC-users who have opted not to upgrade to the latest Windows 10, 8, or 7 OS, instead opting to continue using Windows XP or Vista as their main desktop or laptop operating system.
It seemed that the developer of Chrome wanted those XP users to “have the option to use a browser that’s up-to-date and as safe as possible on an unsupported operating system”. Official Google Chrome support will continue to an end in April next year and that’s the fact.
Google will also take full advantage to lighten up the workload involved in updating and supporting Chrome by throwing a number of operating systems at the same time. Windows Vista support will be discontinued as part of the focus on the future, as well, will various legacy versions of Apple’s Max OS X. Versions 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8 will also be in the lust, lose Chrome support by the end of the Q1 of 2016.
The main verdict here behind discontinuing support for the popular browser appears to be the fact that Apple and Microsoft are no longer officially supporting the mentioned OS platforms. Google is also encouraging those individuals utilizing those particular platforms to take the opportunity to move away from the unsupported platforms and upgrade to a version of OS X or Windows, so that they can get continued support by the provider. Allowing those Chrome fans to continue to get the most up-to-date features and additions to the browser.
All the three big giants in the technology world, such as from Cupertino, Mountain View and Redmond area are fixed with discontinuation of Chrome support by April next year. Existing versions of the browser will continue to function on those mentioned platforms for those who don’t wish to upgrade.
From April 2016, no Chrome updates will be available on those operating systems. Got it?
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