historic milestone in the Canary channel

Google Chrome has been around for a long time and over the years has doubled as a super light web browser and operating system – Chrome OS – and in these hours it has crossed a historic milestone, long awaited and the subject of a teaser: Chrome 100 is currently being rolled out on the Canary channel.

Google Chrome: stages of a story

Just to briefly reopen the treasure chest of memories, Google Chrome was released as a beta in the month of September 2008 and was initially only available for Windows. A birth that took place shortly after the start of the “second browser wars”, which saw the ten-year domination of Internet Explorer progressively eroded by Firefox.

To be honest, the first rumors that Google was planning to launch its own web browser had begun to circulate as early as 2004; Eric Schmidt, who was at first opposed to such a project, changed his mind when the founders Larry Page And Sergey Brin they recruited some developers from Mozilla Firefox to build a first prototype. The development of the project-Chrome actually took action only in 2006 under the leadership of Sundar Pichai, current CEO of Alphabet Inc., as well as Google.

The launch and the rapid rise are known history, but far from trivial: Google Chrome ousted Firefox in 2011 and by 2012 everything was ready to grab the position of the most used browser in the world. In short, a bet could hardly have paid more. As if that were not enough, the goodness of the work carried out is well evidenced by the fact that Chromium, the open source project which is the basis of Google Chrome, now also forms the basis of other important competitors such as Microsoft Edge, Opera and more. In short, the current degree of extension of the Google browser domain is well evidenced by the fact that at this moment you may not use Chrome, but – unless you have a iPhone or a iPad – there is a high probability that you are reading this article on a browser that shares its base.

Google Chrome (Canary) 100: availability

There version number 100 Google Chrome is unlikely to be revolutionary in terms of new features brought as a dowry, but it is undoubtedly a milestone in the history of the best known and most used web browser on our planet. To be honest, the development team of the Mountain View giant will also have its work cut out to prevent a happy anniversary from turning into a big problem for various websites (we talked about it in a our previous article).

At present, the newest release number 100 is still limited to the Google Chrome Canary channel only. In any case, its availability has already been confirmed both for the Android operating system (v100.0.4845.0) and for Windows (v100.0.4846.0).

If you are not familiar with this version, know that it is the richest version of innovations but less stable (it is written in brackets even on the Google Play Store) and potentially buggy Chrome of all (unless you consider leaving directly from the Chromium source code), so it is far from suitable for everyday use.

How to update Google Chrome (Canary)

But if – like myself – you want to download it just for the sake of going to read the number “100” in Settings > Learn about Chrome, know that the latest build of Google Chrome Canary for Android is already available for download both on the Google Play Store and on the APK Mirror, so you can download it by clicking on the badge below or on this link.

Alternatively, you could wait for stable Google Chrome to cross the finish line, however, even with the new faster pace, it will hardly be talked about before the end of March 2022.

Read also: Google Chrome updates to version 98 in beta with a series of new features

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