According to reports, the Google Chrome version 55 has just been released and it is now prioritizing HTML 5 on most websites over the Adobe Flash Player. In fact, the browser is actually now blocking it and the only way you can still use it by manually activating it.
We remind you that the Google Chrome version 55 has been in BETA testing for quite a while, but the STABLE version has just been released and it can be downloaded by all users who own a computer that runs on Windows, Linux or Mac OS.
The new Google Chrome version 55 also comes with many bug fixes and features that will make the browser run smoother than before.
Adobe Flash Player vs. HTML5
The Adobe Flash Player has received a lot of criticism lately, but the application always had security issues, so that’s not something new. To make things even worse, a few months ago, some hackers have exposed a very dangerous vulnerability in the Adobe Flash Player code.
On the other hand, the HTML5 language is the latest and current standard for website building. The application is advanced enough to replace the bugged Adobe Flash Player and it seems that big companies have already started to migrate to it.
According to reports, the HTML5 is able to reproduce most of the audiovisual content that Flash technology offers, but it seems that there are still a good amount of websites that are still using Adobe’s bugged software.
Experts say that there is a small difference between these two applications, but since the Flash has the big security issues, the HTML5 will most likely become more popular in the coming months.
Google Chrome: How To Update To Version 55
Open the Google Chrome browser and click on the “vertical dots button” that is located on the top-right corner of the application. After that, select the “About Google Chrome” and a new tab will open with the current software version and available update. Finally, download the latest version and install it on your computer/mobile device.