Chrome for Android updated, adds background audio

Chrome for Android updated, adds background audio

Chrome for Android

Google have updated Chrome for Android. The update adds audio playback for Chrome so that you can start music playback from the browser and then go off and do something else with the device and the music will continue playing which should be handy for music streaming sites, If you receive a call the audio will be paused.

Also in this update are performance improvements, a faster javascript engine and expanded support for HTML5.

Chrome can be found in the Google Play Store

What’s in this version:

Updates in this version of Chrome for Android include:
1. Improved scrolling performance
2. Increased responsiveness to pinch-zooming on pages
3. Faster interactive pages thanks to the latest version of the V8 javascript engine
4. Audio now continues to play while Chrome is in the background
5. Expanded support for HTML5 features
* Audio playing in Chrome will now pause when the phone is in use. This requires an additional permission.

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