100 versions of Chrome later: What Google learned along the way

Google touts Chrome version 100:

When we introduced Google Chrome back in 2008, our goal was to build a browser that was fast, secure, and easy to use. For over a decade, we’ve worked with the larger ecosystem to drive innovation on the web forward and build a user and developer experience that helps people and developers get things done. We continue this work today.

It’s humbling to know that billions of people around the world turn to Chrome, and we’re constantly challenging ourselves to make it faster, safer, more helpful and more accessible for everyone. Personally, I’ve been inspired by how we’ve driven HTTPS adoption, made payments and password management better and helped developers create incredible Chrome extensions. In short, it has been amazing to see the thousands of tiny updates from the team that came together to make Chrome better and better.

We recently rolled out the 100th major update for your Chrome browser — and to mark this milestone, I asked some members of the team to share a few of their favorite features and improvements.

Conversation 5 comments

  • anoldamigauser

    Premium Member
    07 April, 2022 - 12:53 pm

    <p>I think the answer is that they have learned a great deal about those who use the browser.</p>

  • harrymyhre

    Premium Member
    07 April, 2022 - 3:15 pm

    <p>1) the browser has become more than just a program that renders web pages. That’s the original browser. The new browsers are more like app platforms.</p><p><br></p><p>2) and the chromebook is more than just a browswer running on a laptop. It too has become an app platform.</p><p><br></p><p>But because of tl;dr people wave their hands at the chromebook and dismiss it as a laptop running a browser.</p><p>Google has never done much to educate people how much more the chromebook is.</p><p>Eventually that may become the downfall of the chromebook, the fact that Google has also succumbed to tl;dr and gives up on it.</p>

  • winner

    07 April, 2022 - 8:16 pm

    <p>The browser is almost a new OS, and the OS is like a less important BIOS.</p>

  • david.thunderbird

    08 April, 2022 - 11:36 am

    <p>Not much in the way of assisting consumers that pay by putting up with the ads.</p>

    • hrlngrv

      Premium Member
      08 April, 2022 - 11:15 pm

      <p>Even if you had a browser which displayed no ads for itself and which used a web search provider which displayed no ads OR collected/sold info about web searches, you’d still be faced with 99% or more non-government web sites sending you all sorts of ads.</p><p><br></p><p>Yes, many browsers can block ads, and many sites can detect when their ads are being blocked then nag you to enable ads.</p><p><br></p><p>You have 3 options: 1. only visit sites where you willingly pay $$$ for ad-free content; 2. put up with ads; 3. use VERY SIMPLE browsers like links2 which essentially show only the &lt;body&gt; of the web page.</p>


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