Google Chrome 100 arrives with a new logo, without ‘Lite mode’ and numerous fixes

From 2008 until now, the Chrome logo  has been gradually getting simpler.


Chrome 100 , the latest update to Google ‘s browser , is now available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS, with several new features such as its new logo.

The disappearance of ‘Lite mode’ and the solution of 28 security holes.

The redesign of the Google Chrome 100 logo is the first to take place since 2014 and focuses on removing some of the shading present in its eight-year-old version and going for an even flatter look .

Among the other novelties with which Chrome 100 arrives , the elimination of the ‘Lite mode’ of the browser in the Android version stands out, which was already announced at the end of last February.

This mode was originally designed to load pages faster and use less mobile data, something that is no longer necessary, as explained by the person in charge of Help in Chrome, Craig Tumblison, due to the additional features that over the years have added to the browser that have allowed the reduction of mobile data consumption, as well as the decrease in the cost of data rates in several countries.

In its official statement, Google also highlights that with this update 28 problems that threatened the security of the browser have been solved. In this sense, the technology has included the ‘Security check’ function that aims to further shield the user against malware and phishing.

Thousands of websites at risk by Chrome 100

The arrival of Chrome 100 has taken place amid some uncertainty due to the risk that thousands of websites may not be processed from now on by the Google browser.Among others, it would affect all those developed with the Duda web design kit, as Chromium Bug Tracker already reported in November.

The potential failures are due to the use of the User-Agent code string, which browsers send in HTTP headers to servers, and on which pages depend in many cases to be able to identify the application version of each user. .

Web developers use different techniques to parse these strings, from custom code to the use of User-Agent parsing libraries. In some cases, these tools may have hard codes that do not take into account versions with more digits, as Mozilla warned in February, since your browser could also have problems once it reaches version 100.

In the case of Duda, it was decided to only allow the review of the first two digits, so that in Chrome 100 , the websites created by the platform will interpret it as 10, as they are unable to read three digits.

From the company itself they called for calm through a statement issued on December 21, 2021 in which they claimed to have solved the problem “in a matter of hours and months before” the arrival of Chrome 100 thanks to the notice itself of Google.

As mitigation tools, Firefox has a site intervention mechanism, with which compatibility problems can be solved and, if the problems persist, send version 99 until they are solved.

In the case of Chrome, the mitigation strategy involves the use of a ‘flag’ that freezes the browser at version 99 and reports the update through a minor part of the User-Agent chain.

How to install Chrome 100

Google Chrome 100 can be installed in two different ways depending on the type of user. If it is new, it can be downloaded from its own website.

The other option is to do it from the menu with three points in a vertical position that appears in the upper right corner of the browser. Once there, click Help and then Google Chrome Information . Finally, the browser is restarted and that’s it. (EuropePress)