Google pulling the plug on Chrome Frame plug-in

Google pulling the plug on Chrome Frame plugin

2009 was such an innocent time. Barack Obama was in the White House, we were all enjoying the latest Star Trek movie and the world's browser usage left a bit to be desired. So much has changed in those intervening years -- enough to cause Google's engineering team to put Chrome Frame out to pasture. Introduced way back in those heady days of the late aughts, the plug-in was intended to help devs bring the latest web-based technologies to users still rocking ancient versions of Internet Explorer. Thanks to a decline in the usage of old browsers, as well as browser auto-updating, Google's retiring Frame in January of next year, ending support and updates for the service. Those still clinging to old browsers will see a prompt to upgrade to something newer in the place of the old Frame redirect.