Everybody was surprised when Google decided to release a new web browser, its name: Google Chrome
. Google said that it was easy, fast and very usable, and that’s what we have checked when we have downloaded and tested this amazing web experience.
The address box is called Omnibox, that prefix Omni tells us that we can do everything from within that box, in fact you only have to type the internet address you want to access or the word you want to search, it doesn’t matter, once you type it, you can choose if you’ll search for the word or if you will access that website.
Google Chrome is also ahead in terms of security, it will warn you if you try to access potentially dangerous sites. It’s fast and clean, the colors offered gives you a good sensation when using it. Run applications in new tabs, open as many tabs as you want, see a list of the most visited websites and access them just clicking their thumbnails.
Finally we have to say that it uses WebKit, and it works really fast and well. With no doubt, Google Chrome is currently one of the most used web browsers if we take into account that is sponsored and supported by Google and it works very well.
GOOGLE CHROME (FINALLY?) REDUCES MEMORY AND CPU DRAIN
While a few days ago we were singing the praises of all the novelties of the latest version of Firefox
, today it’s the turn of its number 1 rival: version 57 of Google Chrome
arrives with several new features, foremost among them a savings in the memory and CPU consumption
. The most popular browser in the world has always had a serious problem with draining system resources, and though they’ve been talking about fixing this for a while, they haven’t gotten far in doing it to be honest. Though from Chrome 55 onward the smartphone version was considerably optimized
, there was still a lot of room for maneuver, especially on the desktop. Or at least that was the case until this latest update appeared, bringing internal improvements along with it. Read more
CHROME 55 ON ANDROID REDUCES RAM USAGE BY 50%
A major problem that’s been weighing down on Google Chrome
since the beginning of Android, is just how much this browser uses in terms of system resources. Although lately they’ve improved vastly as is shown in our recent benchmarks
, there’s still a long road ahead. Luckily, it seems like version 55 (for now available for Devs
) is going to be a huge improvement in terms of performance, especially on devices with low RAM. Read more
Install Chrome on Windows
- Download the installation file.
- If prompted, click Run or Save.
- If you chose Save, double-click the download to start installing.
- Start Chrome: Windows 7: A Chrome window opens once everything is done. Windows 8 & 10: A welcome dialog appears. Click Next to select your default browser.