Google Chrome Version 55 to Hit Markets in December
The need was felt when research indicated that Chrome has a major memory problem. The test was conducted by Verge and evaluated the time of operation of a MacBook Pro when operating Chrome versus Apple Safari. The difference in battery consumption was found to be significant, with Google-Chrome operated MacBook lasting 9 hours 45 minutes, whereas Safari-operated MacBook staying in operation for 13 hours, 18 minutes. The Version 55 release is expected to cut this power usage by 50%.
While the general release is slated for December 6, a Beta version will be available for download, albeit with a few probable bugs. Post the release, Google shall come up with ongoing add-on releases for memory optimization. Version 54 was recently released which involved some bug-fixes for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Google Chrome has a current desktop browser market share of 54% according to Net Applications making it the most preferred browser. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is at second position with 25% market share.