This week has been a week of web browser launches. Even if could be downloaded from Monday unofficially, Firefox 70 was launched yesterday the 22nd and between yesterday and today there has also been another launch, that of Chrome 78. It is the most up-to-date stable version of Google's web browser and some of the new features that it includes are not only in the desktop version, that is, they can be used on Android devices.
On the other hand, Google has taken the opportunity to fix three security flaws, such as CVE-2019-13699, CVE-2019-13700 and CVE-2019-13701, which have been called "free to use multimedia", "Buffer overflowed in Blink" and "mirroring the URL in navigation" respectively. The rest of the most outstanding novelties, which we advance that are not very striking, you have them below.
Chrome 78 highlights
- New customization options on the new tab page.
- Improved syncing between desktop and mobile (Android) versions of Chrome. From this version, we can send certain information, such as phone numbers, to synced Android devices, all from the browser. This will allow us to call from the phone without having to dial it manually.
- Dark mode compatible / forced with all websites (from the option in chrome: // flags / # enable-force-dark)
- Possibility of displaying information when hovering over the tabs (chrome: // flags / # tab-hover-cards).
- Stability and performance improvements.
Chrome 78 is now available for Windows, macOS and Linux from Your Website for new installations. For existing users, Windows and macOS users can update via OTA, while Linux users can update through the official repository that is added when Chrome is installed. As for Chromium, the code is already available, but the best option for Linux, its snap package, will be updated in the next few hours. Currently, the latest stable version of Chromium is still 77.0.3865.120.