Google will stay providing updates for Chrome on Home windows 7 for 6 months longer than it initially deliberate. The tech large introduced in January this yr that it’ll forestall supporting the browser for the outdated Home windows OS on July 15th, 2021. Now, regardless that, the corporate has printed that it’ll proceed supporting Chrome for the platform till no less than January 15th, 2022.
In its announcement, Google says companies and their IT groups needed to face a large number of demanding situations this yr because of work-from-home preparations and different paintings setting adjustments caused via the coronavirus pandemic. “[S]ome deliberate IT initiatives can have needed to take a again seat” to extra essential initiatives, the corporate writes, so it selected to hear comments from undertaking shoppers. Whilst Home windows 7 is over a decade outdated, a large number of organizations nonetheless use it — in keeping with Google’s information, 22 p.c of organizations the usage of Home windows OS has but emigrate to Home windows 10 from Home windows 7.