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Chrome 38 Now In Beta With Exciting Advancements

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Published on 29 August 2014 12:43 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
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Google released the Chrome 38 Beta on late Thursday and this newest web-browser version adds in support for new HTML and JavaScript features.

The Chrome 38 Beta that's now available for all major platforms brings support for the new HTML picture element, various improvements to the ECMAScript 6 support, enablement of the Network Information (NetInfo) API, additions to the screen orientation API, CSS improvements, encoding API improvements, and a new File interface.

The ECMAScript 6 additions include support for maps and sets, iterator improvements, symbols support, and various new math functions were implemented.

More details on ECMAScript 6 can be found via Google's Chromium Blog.

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