Saturday, 13 July 2013

Chrome 28 brings Blink rendering engine; adds rich notifications on Windows

Few months back Google Chrome team announced that it would replace WebKit with its own web rendering engine, Blink.
And now we have received an official confirmation for this, with Google releasing 28 for Mac and Windows, the first release based on Blink. Chrome, after almost twelve years, has bid farewell to the rendering engine, WebKit that was employed in its Chromium source browser project. Chromium will now use Blink as its new rendering engine which will be now supported and updated by the search engine major.

Opera had recently released a version of its browser based on Blink rendering engine.

The new version also features a notification centre; however this is only available to Windows users for now and will be released for Mac later.

Chrome's official blog features a post from Justin DeWitt, Software Engineer, Google Chrome stating, "Starting today Chrome users on Windows will see their browser updated to include richer notifications (Mac is coming soon). We're excited to see what developers create and the convenience it brings to your day-to-day lives."