Just two days after unveiling the steady version of Chrome 28, Google today declared the release Chrome 30 beta for Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. Aside from making the image search simpler, this new release is developer focused with new set of APIs and trial features.

This release marks the very first time that Chrome for Android by default will have support for WebGL which is undeniably a biggest developer addition in this release. Earlier version of Chrome beta for Android developed WebGL the standard for interpreting collaborating 2D and 3D graphics in the web browser which can be accessed behind a flag but by default it has been activated on all mobile handsets and tablets like Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 respectively that comes with comparatively high-end GPU.

A chrome beta now permits you to right-click and long-press an image and search it via your default search provider. Take a look at how new image search below:

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In the meantime, Chrome beta for Android has received some new movements. You can swipe horizontally through the top toolbar to swiftly switch between the tabs, drag vertically down from the toolbar to go into the tab changer outlook and drag down from the menu to open it and choose the thing you desire without having to lift the finger.

Google-Chorme-30-Beta-Android

Google is also introducing the device motion part of the Device orientation API in the Chrome beta for Android. That sounds quite arid, but it will enable developers to obtain information about the Android smartphone’s quickening and rotation amounts. This feature has been available for long in the API, but it seems like Google is employing it now.

The authorized Chrome 30.0.1599.14 beta change-log is fairly small:

  • Easier searching by image.
  • A number of new apps/extension APIs.
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance.

The Chrome 30.0.1599.17 beta for Android change-log is much lengthier

Search by image:  Long press on any image and select the option to search Google for content related to that image.

Easy access to tab switcher:  Drag down from the toolbar to enter tab switcher.

Draggable menu:  Simply drag your finger to select the menu item you need.

Side swipe on toolbar to switch tabs:  You can now switch tabs by swiping left or right on the toolbar. To avoid accidental interaction with page content, we have disabled tab switching using side swipe on page content area.

 Easy zoom gesture:  Zoom into your preferred magnification on any desktop web site by double tapping on the page and swiping your finger up-down without lifting it.

 WebGL:  A JavaScript API for rendering interactive 3D graphics and 2D graphics has been enabled by default.

Device Motion:  Web developers can access device acceleration and rotation rates via the device motion part of Device Orientation API.

Media Source Extension support:  A JavaScript API that enables use cases such as adaptive streaming and time-shifting live streams.

Next up, Chrome applications on Windows, Linux and Mac have received a support for a few new APIs which comprises request, web-view, media gallery write provision, and downloads. Moreover, developers can now be able to manage Chrome Store in app-payments.

 

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