Google has brought in the updated browser version, Chrome 23 for Mac, Linux and Windows users. This build is dubbed as 23.0.1271.64. Users can have this update in two ways, either they can download it from the Google chrome store or they can use the plug-in available in their browser called Silent Updater.
Talking about the new enhancements coming up in this version 23, biggest of them seems to be the support for ‘Do Not Track’ protocol. It may be recalled that already all other popular browsers like Microsoft IE10, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari support this.
Though Google is the last one to make their browser compliant with this standard, it is always better to be late than never. However, Google want to move beyond just supporting this protocol, sources closer to Google stated “This latest release also includes an option to send a “do not track” request to websites and web services. The effectiveness of such requests is dependent on how websites and services respond.” Hence Google wants to collaborate with other players and set standards for responding to such DNT requests to websites and web services.
The updated version has some tweaks for performance improvement. For example GPU accelerated video decoding could help in saving battery life to an extent as graphical units draw much less power. The updated Chrome 23 version also helps users to control access and usage permissions related to geolocation, camera, pop-ups and microphone. All these options would be available in the website’s address in the omnibox and you can view list of permissions and tweak them. In addition to this the new version seems to have plugged out 14 security holes which were reported in the earlier version.
There are other features too in the new Chrome 23 version like
- HTML5 suport
- PeerConnection API to allow developers to create apps with real-time audio and video calling
- Local folder access for media files
- New version of V8 and Webkit
- Mediasource API for reducing the buffering and optimize the video for each PC and network