How the New Chrome Updates Are Giving People a Better Experience
Many of us are wondering what the purpose of the ‘Cinema Update’ initiative is. Although Google has acknowledged that the majority of their users will be able to find the new features, there’s still some bafflement as to why they have chosen to launch it in the first place. Some people have picked up on an element of confirmation bias – that we’ve all been waiting for this for so long, and any excuse will do; and so we’re paralysed with worry about what the new update is all about. So, what exactly is the point of the Cinema update?
Well, the purpose of the Cinema update is to introduce quick video streaming to the desktop, which Google claims will make it easier for ‘netizens’ to get access to new and upcoming films. We know that Google has been working on the Chromium project for quite some time now, and it’s only now that they’re making it into a release candidate, where it’s ready to go out to the public to start helping internet users get access to great looking video applications. The main reason why Google wanted to launch the Chromium project is because it’s a step towards them competing with Apple and their own Safari browser, but it’s also because they want to improve the user experience on their own browser, which is why the desktop audio streaming option is now included in Chrome. You can’t really see the value of adding this new feature until you compare it to what you already have – the feature should really improve the user experience on a purely subjective level.
And that’s the real value of the Cinema update: it improves the user experience of your web browsing experience, allowing you to look at things more closely and to respond more quickly to what you’re seeing. There’s no doubt that Google plans to expand the Chromium project to cover more desktop platforms (particularly Chrome OS), but for now, the focus is certainly on making the desktop a much more powerful platform to work with. And that means that there’s nothing to stop Google from expanding their Chromium development efforts into other areas – such as Android, for example. But for now, the Chrome project is all about getting the job done right on the desktop. And as long as people are seeing the same benefits as they do when viewing something on the big screen, it’s hard to imagine anyone else trying to make the desktop experience better. So the timing for a Chrome update is just right.