The Chrome browser will no longer work on older PCs and smartphones

Google, like many other companies, is beginning to give up support for all sorts of outdated computer and phone hardware. Thus, the Chrome browser will stop working in the latest versions on very old computers and smartphones that do not yet have a modern operating system. Fortunately, most of those who actively use a computer and access the Internet, certainly already have a newer one, which will not be affected.

Google Chrome discontinues support for processors without SSE3 instructions

In an update that could come very soon, Google Chrome will completely give up support for computers equipped with processors without SSE3. SSE3 (Streaming SMID Extenstion 3 / Presscot New Instructions) is a set of instructions introduced in 2004 on current processors, starting with the Pentium 4 generation from Intel.

Basically, if you have a computer with a newer Pentium 4 processor, so just about any Intel Core model, from the first generation to the 11th, you shouldn’t (yet) worries. Those who still use such old computers will stay on the old version of Chrome. However, if they try to install the Google browser in the future, the version that will be downloaded after the update from the official site will no longer be compatible.

Chrome will also stop working on certain Apple Mac computers. In this case, however, as in the case of the Android operating system, the limitation will be based on the version of the operating system. If your computer is running at least Mac OS X El Capitan (version 10.11), you will still be able to run Google Chrome. On the smartphone side, Chrome has long had the minimum requirement of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

source: Slashgear

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