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Chrome Beta for Android gets update to access experimental WebGL and more

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Chrome Beta for Android gets update to access experimental WebGL and more
A couple weeks ago, Google launched the Beta channel app of its Chrome browser for Android devices. Chrome Beta can be installed alongside the regular Chrome browser app for Android, and it promised early access to new features (and bugs). And, a new update brought some interesting new features including experimental WebGL and more.

Chrome Beta for Android gets update to access experimental WebGL and more
So, if running the Chrome Beta wasn't cutting edge enough, Google added access to chrome://flags in the new update. Chrome://flags has traditionally been where Google hides toggles for experimental features that are being slowly added to Chrome. There are a ton of features that you can toggle in Chrome Beta for Android, but the most interesting ones are support for WebGL, a JavaScript API for rendering 3D and 2D graphics within the browser without the need for a plugin, new Autofill heuristics, full history syncing, and support for experimental WebKit features. 

There are quite a lot of other settings for you to play around with, if you're so inclined. If you want to give it a shot, you'll need to be running Android 4.0 or higher, and you can get Chrome Beta in the Google Play Store.

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posted on 28 Jan 2013, 20:24

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2898; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Hmm, thanks for the tweak tip.
Enabling Gpu for compositing makes a huge difference

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