On April 13, 2016, Google released a new version of the Google Chrome browser. Google Chrome 50 runs on all major operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 7, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. Support for Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 is discontinued. Also, Chrome 50 has fixed 20 security issues.
What’s new in version 50
The average user won’t care about what’s new in Chrome 50 because most of it introduces new API features or changes to the browser internals. If you’re not a developer, you might not notice the changes or new features at all. The main ones are:
- Location services (Geolocation API) are now only available for secure connections (if the site is open over HTTPS).
- Improvements to Push notifications whereby the site can initiate a system notification on the user’s screen.
- The HTMLMediaElement.play() function now returns a Promise object, making it easier to respond to automatic playback failure.
- Added tools to the FormData object, which allows you to programmatically generate data for web forms, to inspect and change data in web forms.
Provided the ability to control the buffering of audio and video streams using the SourceBuffer.mode attribute and the ‘sequence’ option.
Download Google Chrome 50
You can download Google Chrome 50.0.2661.75 from the table below.
|Google Chrome||50.0.2661.75||Windows 10, 8, 7||Offline Installer||Download 64 bit
Download 32 bit
|Google Chrome||50.0.2661.75||macOS 10.9 (Mavericks) or later||Offline Installer||Download|
|Google Chrome||50.0.2661.75||Linux||.deb (Debian/Ubuntu)||Download .deb|