Google will preserve offering updates for Chrome on Home windows 7 for six months longer than it initially deliberate. The tech large introduced in January this 12 months that it’ll cease supporting the browser for the previous Home windows OS on July 15th, 2021. Now, although, the corporate has revealed that it’ll proceed supporting Chrome for the platform till not less than January 15th, 2022.
In its announcement, Google says companies and their IT groups needed to face a variety of challenges this 12 months as a result of work-from-home preparations and different work atmosphere modifications caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “[S]ome deliberate IT initiatives might have needed to take a again seat” to extra necessary initiatives, the corporate writes, so it selected to hearken to suggestions from enterprise prospects. Whereas Home windows 7 is over a decade previous, a variety of organizations nonetheless use it — in response to Google’s knowledge, 22 p.c of organizations utilizing Home windows OS has but emigrate to Home windows 10 from Home windows 7.