Any software developer worth their salt would definitely find it to be their advantage to introduce updates to existing software from time to time, to say the least. This will not only ensure that the end users end up with something that is current, they would also be able to obtain the best features and keep up with the times. Well, what about legacy versions? Surely support would need to stop at some point in time, and that happens to be the case with Chrome for older versions of Android, as Google has decided to stop issuing updates already.

When Google originally introduced its Chrome web browser to Android three years ago, Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was the bee’s knees. Well, it seems that Google will no longer be developing Chrome for that aged version of Android, although one will still be able to download as well as run Chrome 42 on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Future versions of the operating system will then require Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the very least, since devices that run on Ice Cream Sandwich by then will no longer be on the receiving end of any updates the moment Chrome 43 is good to go. Well, if you are still running on a Android 4.0-powered device, perhaps it is time for an update, hmm?

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