Google’s Chrome has certainly come a long way after it was introduced to the public. It has now surpassed Internet Explorer as the most used browser. Last May 22, 2013, Google made another improvement and Chrome 27 was released. This is not a new browser. It is just like the other previous Chrome browsers, but there are new features that make it more exciting to use. Also, this will be the last browser from Google that will use the Webkit engine as the next Chrome will already use Blink.
It is faster than ever
When it comes to speed, Chrome has the fastest speed amongst all browsers. It leaves the competition behind by a mile. Opening websites is not only fast with the new Chrome 27, but downloading is also quick. It uses 5 percent of your idle network time to help download files. However, you won’t really notice this difference as you use Chrome. Page loading is now more focused on visible areas of the page, cutting down the loading time.
Updates on Developer Tools
It is now easy to access the Developer Tools window. You can just dock it on the right portion of the screen, especially for those that have wide-screen monitors. It is quite difficult to see the window though. To access it, you will need to hold down the dock icon on the lower-left of the window and then a menu will appear. You can then choose Developer Tools from the menu.
A transition from Webkit to Blink
This will be the final version of Chrome that will use Webkit. From this point onwards, Google will now use the Blink engine for its Chrome browser. Since Chrome 27 is still using Webkit, you will not see any major changes on the Chrome 27 browser. Also, Google made some cleaning with its coding; it eliminated around 8.8 million lines on its coding.
Other changes expected from Chrome 27
Several issues such as bugs and security holes were fixed in the Chrome 27. Google even paid a hefty sum of money to people who were able to see these issues. It has also a better omnibox (search box) that can make predictions on what site you want to visit and make corrections on your spelling errors. It is also easy for Chrome OS developers to sync files via the Sync FileSystem API.
Google is never lazy when it comes to updating their browser. Google Chrome is not only considered the fastest, but also one of the bests internet browsers. Changes in Chrome 27 will not be identified easily for now. But as Chrome transitions to Blink, the changes will become more obvious. Enjoy the Chrome 27 now because by July 2013 Chrome 28 is going to take over.