Chrome 29 Beta: Smarter Omnibox for Windows, Web Audio/WebRTC for Android

Chrome 29 beta on Windows, Mac, or Linux adds smarter omnibox suggestions. Chrome 29 Beta for Android adds new Web Audio and WebRTC.

Chrome 29 beta releases several new Chrome Apps APIs and a few exciting developer features on Chrome for Android i.e. "Web Audio" and "WebRTC."

First up, Chrome Beta on Windows, Mac, or Linux, bring the improvements to omnibox suggestions "now based on the recency of websites visited," so you'll get more contextually relevant suggestions at the right time.

In addition, Chrome for Android beta, gets improvements to the way you navigate and interact with the web. "You may now notice pages loading faster," as well as the implementation of real-time communication technology "WebRTC" that allows you to chat face-to-face through your browser without installing any plugins.

Web Audio API is a high-level JavaScript API that allow web developers to implement professional-quality audio production applications and modern game audio engines. You can see it in action in the MIDI Synth demo, which works on Chrome for desktop, iOS. Google notes in this initial release on Android, "the feature is only exposed on ARM devices that support NEON optimizations."

Web Audion in Chrome 29 Beta for Android

In addition, Chrome packaged apps too gets some new capabilities including: "richer access to Google services such as Google Analytics, Google APIs and Google Wallet, and better OS integration using services such as Bluetooth and native app communication."

Watch this Google I/O presentation for more information: