Google on Wednesday started rolling out the stable version of Chrome 49 on OS X, Windows, and Linux. The new browser version includes several bug fixes along with number of developer APIs and new user-facing features.
As a part of Chrome 49, websites can now send a lighter version of the web page by detecting if the user has turned on the data saving feature or not. As for APIs, the new MediaRecorder API will let websites record audio and video without the need of a plugin, Flash for instance. The Background Sync API will enable sites schedule a sync when an Internet connection is detected the next time, even when the page is closed by the user.
In the meanwhile, Chrome 49 for mobile devices (iOS and Android) is still in beta, but since the desktop version is out already, the mobile version will be reaching within next few days. All the other upcoming developer and user-facing features are listed on the company’s Chrome 49 Beta blog post.
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