There are some nice technical improvements in this new version of Chrome. This release contains two significant technologies which allow developers to create even more powerful web apps and games:
- The Web Audio API enables developers to add fancy audio effects such as room simulation and specialization.
- Native Client is an open-source technology which allows C and C++ code to be seamlessly and securely executed inside the browser. Currently, Native Client only supports applications listed in the Chrome Web Store, but we are working to remove this limitation as soon as possible.
Another important feature is that Chrome XIV now supports C and C++ applications in Google’s Native Client software developer kit. Native Client allows developers to create local applications that run within Chrome. Since they introduced Chrome OS, Google is aiming to redefine the desktop. What is important about Native Client is that instead of just running applications off the Web, you can now run local applications at your machine’s full speed instead of at your internet’s speed.