Google’s Chrome browser has been updated to version 100, nearly 14 years after it introduced the world to its sleek design and all-encompassing “omnibox” in 2008. For most of its history, the search giant’s browser has been running a bit more than once every time. got a new version number. six weeks, but last year the company switched to a four-week cycle to deliver new features faster. Google says version 100 update is now rolling out on stable channels Windows, Mac, Linux† androidand iOS†
In my part of the world when you turn 100 you get one telegram from the queen, but the first three-digit version of Chrome has arrived with less fanfare and more “fixes and improvements.” The biggest change is the arrival of a new logo. The new design removes some of the shading details from the 2014-era logo, providing a flatter look that’s more in line with the app icons for Google’s other services.
Other changes in version 100 of Chrome include the removal of “lite modein the browser’s Android app, which was previously designed to use less mobile data and load web pages faster. But as Chrome support manager Craig Tumblison explained in a: post last monththe feature has become less necessary as mobile data costs have fallen and Chrome has generally become more data efficient.
There are concerns that the transition to version 100 could cause problems for websites designed only to recognize browsers with two-digit version numbers. But since Google has been warning about the transition for months, it’s likely that major bugs have already been spotted and fixed. If not, however, Google has said it can freeze its browser’s version number at 99 while these issues are fixed.