Chrome 55 is a major update to the chromium browser and the update comes with some laudable features for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. In a bid to pull the plug on flash the browser is based on HTML 5 by default. The offline viewing feature is something that Chrome Browser users would instantly fall in love and along with that Google claims to have ended the resource hogging nature of the Chrome browser.

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The new save icon on the top of the menu will now let Chrome users save the entire page along with the text and the images. The audio and the video items on the web page will come with a save icon that will let you start the download in the background. The Downloads screen will now give access to the saved content which also includes the media files.

The content is aggregated on the basis of its type, for instance, web pages are stored in Pages section while the Video, Audio, Images, and Documents get a section of their own. Also, users can share the downloaded items without actually exiting the browser.

Google has been promising a frugal browser with the  Chrome 55 and that is true to a certain extent, low-memory devices are expected to witness a spike in performance due to better memory management. Furthermore, the JavaScript Heap Size and the Zone Memory Reduction is also expected to reduce the memory usage by less than 35 percent and the difference is expected to be pronounced in machines with <1GB RAM. Chrome 55 also comes baked with a better contextual search UI and it also highlights the misspelled words in the text fields.

The Chrome 55 update is already rolled out for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. Updates for the Android users are being rolled out incrementally, as always if you want to get the latest update you can download an installable apk from here.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.