Five things you might not know about Google Chrome

By : |September 5, 2013 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Google Chrome project was started in 2008 with an aim to push the web platform forward and make it better for everyone.

To mark the 5th Chrome-iversary we’ve put together five facts about Chrome that you might not know.

Five things you might not know about Chrome

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One. Chrome’s name comes from an obsession with simplicity. The Chrome browser was designed to let websites shine. From the beginning, the design philosophy for the user interface has been “content, not Chrome.” In design terminology, “chrome” refers to the non-webpage parts of the browser’s interface–the toolbars, tabs and buttons. This is part of the reason “Chrome” was chosen as the browser name.

Two.Chrome is obsessed with speed. In 2013 mobile speed increased 41 percent and desktop improved 40 percent. One of our tricks to make browsing the web in Chrome ultra fast is called pre-rendering. When you land on a webpage, Chrome starts to retrieve information about sites that the page links to in the background. This means when you click on the next link, Chrome has already begun retrieving that page, so it opens almost instantaneously.

Three. Google actually pays people to crack Chrome. It’s true! Through the Chrome Vulnerability Rewards Program, we provide monetary awards and public recognition when a hacker or security researcher reports a vulnerability to us.This way, hackers have incentive to find and report bugs, and we can fix them before they get exploited by bad guys on the web. The collective creativity of the wider security community has helped make Chrome even safer for hundreds of millions of users around the world and to date we’ve paid out more than 2 million dollars across Google products.

Four. Chrome keeps itself updated. Chrome is the fashionista of browsers. It’s not going to sit around and wait until the latest feature, software, patch or bug fix gets shipped! Chrome’s auto-update feature means that it just goes right out there and gets them seamlessly. New updates to Chrome are pushed out every six weeks which means that you’re always using the latest, safest version of the browser without the drag of having to update.

Five: Chrome can take you to the stars or the circus. Virtually, that is. Chrome was built to help drive innovation on the web and create a modern platform for web pages and applications. Chrome experiments like 100,000 Stars, or Cirque du Soleil’s Movi.Kanti.Revo are just two of the over 500 Chrome Experiments that have been created for Chrome to take advantage of advanced browser technologies such as touch, WebGL and Web Audio to create to create immersive, interactive experiences that take you to amazing places.