Operating systems Mac OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion will soon have a reason to update to a more recent edition of the Apple OS. Google announced plans to stop supporting Chrome browser for these systems.
“Today we announce the end of support Chrome for Windows XP and Windows Vista and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, since these platforms are no longer actively supported by Microsoft and Apple. From April 2016, Chrome will continue to work on these OS, but will no longer receive updates and security fixes. If you use one of these platforms, we highly recommend you to upgrade to newer versions of the operating systems to get access to the latest versions of Chrome and function”, – stated in the message Google.
In 2013, Google announced that even though Microsoft will officially end technical support for Windows XP on April 8 2014, Google Chrome will continue to support this OS before April 2015. Later, the company has reversed its decision, appointing a new date – December 2015. Now Google again postponed the date already for April 2016.
At this time you cannot download Google Chrome on these platforms. Interestingly, the Internet giant calls the decision a step of good will, to protect the users from malware via unpatched browser bugs.
According to Gosquared, at the moment, the share of the last three operating systems Apple OS X El Capitan, Yosemite OS X Mavericks and OS X – is 32%, 45% and 15% respectively. Thus, in the earlier edition of the OS have not more than 8%.