April 13, Google rolled out the latest version of Chrome version 50 for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Google Chrome 50 browser comes with pretty much the standard security updates you’d expect, but it has other additional features that picked our interest.
First, Chrome 50 is not compatible with the old version of Operating Systems (OS). On Windows Chrome, 50 will not run on Windows Vista, Windows XP (Microsoft’s most popular OS), and earlier versions. On Apple’s OSs Chrome 50 does not support OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, or the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Secondly, Chrome 50 comes with better notifications; something that first came out with the Chrome 5 back in May 2010. However recently, with Chrome 42 web pages got the ability to send push notifications to users, though the notification center was later removed with desktop Chrome 47 and then came the custom notification buttons with Chrome 48.
With Chrome 50, sites are now able to include notification data payloads with the push notifications. Here is the technical explanation by Venture Beat:
Now, Chrome 50 allows sites to include notification data …read more