Google announced that its Chrome browser will no longer be updated to Windows XP from April 2015, a year after Microsoft stops support for its operating system.

On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP and Office 2003. Both products therefore will have no more maintenance and no longer receive patches to correct malfunctions and security flaws. On its official blog, Google explains that latent bugs in browsers are often exploited by hackers. For this reason, the California firm said it "extends support for Chrome on Windows XP and will continue to deploy regular updates and security fixes until at least April 2015."

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Currently users of Windows XP can not update the Internet Explorer browser beyond version 8. For its part, the Mozilla Foundation was quitting the compatibility of its Firefox browser from version 13 with installations of Windows XP not updated with Service Pack 2. Remember that Windows XP is still used on a third PC worldwide.

The question is whether Google's decision is strictly related to the Chrome browser or if it will affect the overall development of the Chromium platform. If this is the case, it would mean that other browsers making use of the rendering engine and V8 Blink will also no longer be supported simultaneously.