Google Chrome 72 has been released by google on Feb 11, 2019 with new update for its search browser, with bug fixes, security updates and newer features like external storage access for Android apps including microSD cards and USB drives along with Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for Chrome sites, Chrome 72 Update didn’t show any noteable changes for desktop and laptop users. But it has optimized for touchscreen devices in tablet mode and added app shortcuts for android apps that are now searchable in the launcher.
The main New feature of google chrome 72 is dumping TLS 1.0 and 1.1, This is not the individual decision taken by google, last year most of the major browser announced that they would drop support for the TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols by early 2020. Because most of the website support TLS 1.2 alone, The Latest survey states that 95% of websites user TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.2 have lot of bugs and that will be fix in TLS 1.3. Soon the TLS 1.2 is going to upgrade to TLS 1.3
Security Bugs: Chrome 72 comes with 58 bug and security fixes. You can read about these security vulnerabilities here.
Few more simple features:
- The shortcuts for android apps , google blogged on their post blog on Saturday “Users can find an app shortcut by long pressing or right-clicking on an Android app,”
- And chrome 72 update brings the google assistant and android Pie to more Chromebooks.
- Additionally, Chrome 72 would allow files saved via Backup and Sync on Google Drive to be available in the Files app under the My Drive/Computers menu option.
The Chromes Next Upgrade version 73 will reach out to users on March 12.
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