Google Promotes Chrome 55 Browser to Stable Channel, 36 Security Issues Patched

After playing it safe in the Beta channel since the 21st of October 2016, Chrome 55 is finally here with its unified input handling support by dispatching PointerEvents, which could lead to a more responsive web browsing as pages won’t block scrolling by default. Additionally, passive event listeners can be used for TouchEvent on mobile devices. Also new in Chrome 55 is support for the async and await JavaScript keywords, which might come in handy for web developers who want to write Promise-based JavaScript that can be as readable and structured as synchronous code. Another highly requested feature landed in Chrome 55, support for CSS automatic hyphenation.

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