Google's Chrome browser for Android got itself a nice little update today that brings a couple of new features, as well as an improved overall experience:

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.

There are actually a few notable changes here, but the biggest might be the ability to play audio in the background. That has long been a downside of mobile Chrome, as background pages were essentially "paused" to save resources in the past. With that no longer an issue, feel free to stream Grooveshark tunes all day long while you do... other stuff. Hit the widget to grab it.