Google today released a new version for its Chrome web browser
with version 69. The new version is now available to test for
beta users on Windows, Linux and macOS. The new update comes
with support for AV1 video codec which fixing streaming issues
by improving the compression efficiency.
Currently Google has limited the support of AV1 decoder to
“Main” profile 0 and it does not include any encoding
capabilities. Google is also adding some new CSS tricks which
include conic gradients.
The conic gradients allow for color transitions around the
center instead of radiating from it. They also support for new
margin, border, CSS scroll snap positions along with support
for display cutouts or notches.
Chrome 69 also comes with a new interface called
OffscreenCanvas which allows 2D and WebGL canvases to improve
performance on multi core systems in web apps. The company has
also included support for selecting text inside ligatures,
WebRTC improvements in the latest beta update.
Google just couple of days ago released an update to its
browser with version Chrome 68 which reduces
the RAM usage on desktops. Google has been criticized for
eating into the RAM with its Chrome browser since long and the
company finally listened to the voice of the users and has
pushed out Page Lifecycle API feature in the latest update to
Chrome 68 which reduces RAM usage.
Having already taken control of the RAM usage on the desktops
with its previous update, Google is now testing new features
for its next version which is expected to release next month
for all Chrome users.
The latest Chrome 69 is available to download on Windows, Linux
and macOS if you are a beta tester. If you are looking to test
the latest version, then we highly recommend to do so on a
secondary device. Do let us know your first impressions after
testing the new features in the comments below.