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Google packs Chrome Beta for Android with a slew of new features

Florence Ion | Aug. 26, 2013
Google adds better gesture navigation, easier search by image functionality, support for WebGL, and a few other goodies.

Web pages will also be able to request to read your accelerometer or gyroscope in real-time with Device motion events. Google suggests that this particular ability will be helpful with websites like, which will let you know if what you're experiencing is your cubicle partner shaking their leg or the earth below you shaking its mantle.

Also added to the update is the Media source extension, which helps live streaming video quickly adapt to the network conditions on your mobile device. Beyond that, there are a few other extremely minor, mostly developer-specific changes that you can read up about at Google's official post on the update. Or you can go and download Chrome for Android Beta yourself and check it out.


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