It’s hard to believe but it’s been 10 years since Google launched its web browser Chrome as a challenger to the hell that is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Apple’s default Safari, and the open source Firefox.
And Chrome made sure to throw itself a little party over the holiday weekend, not only bringing cake but also teasing a surprise for Tuesday, Sept. 4.
The browser has come a long way in its 10 years, rising as fast as competitor Internet Explorer fell out of grace.
I still have an actual print copy of the Google Chrome comic book! Happy birthday Chrome!!
— Christina Warren (@film_girl) September 2, 2018
As for the surprise, well, we already know there’s a major redesign coming to Chrome and early looks indicate the browser’s makeover will bring it to more strongly resemble other Google products.
And we know some of the features that will be coming with the new release, including updated password protections and new settings regarding Flash as that software nears its end.
I’m so excited to share the @googlechrome 10th birthday update… COMING THIS WEEK! My team has been hard at work on polish, performance improvements, auto-magic to help users get things done (safely!) with less clicks or bumps, & more…
— Parisa Tabriz (@laparisa) September 1, 2018
So here’s guessing it’ll be something much more akin to its usual run of Easter eggs than, say, the ability to search the web in the future or Chrome’s own cryptocurrency which would be very 2017.