Our friends over at 9TO5Google have reported that Chrome 52 has begun to roll out for Mac, Windows and Linux. The arrival of version 52 brings with it the much anticipated removal of the backspace key doubling as a browser back button. This has long been a thorn for many Chrome users, who complain that they have accidentally lost data in forms when the backspace key causes a browser back action.
In addition to bug fixes, security updates and developer options, Mac users are also reporting that the much discussed material design is enabled by default.
As in most cases, updates will roll out for desktop followed by Android then the stable channel for Chrome devices will update. We will keep you updates as to when the updates happen. What’s most exciting to me is the fact that now Chrome 53 is next in line. As many of you are already aware the Dev channel, currently running Chrome OS 53, comes with support for Android Apps via the Play Store. That means we are only a short time away from Android on Chromebooks. Exciting times for sure.