A new version of Chrome has hit the beta channel, and that means it's on Android in the Chrome beta app. Most updates these days are staged rollouts, but I'm already seeing version 29 on all my devices. No promises, though.

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Version 29 of Chrome adds support for WebRTC, a real-time communication API based on JavaScript. This will enable web-based voice calling, video chat, and file sharing without installing any additional software. It's already supported in desktop Firefox and Chrome. As for the rest of the changes, here's what Google is reporting:

  • Support for WebRTC, a web platform feature to enable real-time voice and video communications
  • Faster page loads
  • Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

Keep in mind this is still beta software. You might come across bugs, but that's the price you pay for being on the bleeding edge.

[Google Chrome Releases Blog]