Google Extends Chrome for Windows XP Support Until the End of 2015
Microsoft gave up on Windows XP a year ago, but Google still hasn’t—yet.
The company recently announced it will continue to deliver updates and security patches to Chrome on Windows XP until the end of 2015. In late 2013, Google promised to keep supporting Chrome on XP until at least April of this year.
Google did not say whether it would consider extending support for Windows XP once January rolls around or if that will truly be the end of Chrome on XP.
The story behind the story: There’s something about Windows XP that turns regular PC users into diehards, as we reported last April. Microsoft retired Windows XP last year and XP usage has dwindled since then as users upgrade to new machines (although that is now slowing down). Nevertheless, there is still a healthy number of PCs out there running XP. Depending on whether you believe StatCounter or NetMarketShare that number is either just under 10 percent or nearly 17 percent of all online desktop PCs worldwide.