Chrome Beta

Google announced Chrome 29 beta for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android today. And for Android, the update includes WebRTC support and the Web Audio API.

Web Audio is a “high-level JavaScript API for processing and synthesizing audio.” The API bridges the gap between typical game audio engines, and mixing and creation tools found in audio production applications.

The MIDI Synth Demo showcases some of the audio production capabilities. Google makes a note that the feature will only be exposed on ARM devices that support NEON optimizations.

WebRTC functions as a real-time communication tool within a web browser. A feature of Chrome for desktop, WebRTC enables videoconferencing, voicecalls and was the backbone for the recent CubeSlam Chrome Experiment.

Other additions to the beta include “richer access to Google services,” developer tools and better OS integration.

Source: Chrome Blog