Chrome 62 Promoted To Stable
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 18 October 2017 at 10:18 AM EDT. 26 Comments
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Google has released Chromium/Chrome 62 as the latest update to its widely-used web browser.

Arguably most exciting about Chrome 62 is support for OpenType Font Variations. The variable fonts support allows embedding multiple font families/variations into a single font file. The variable fonts behavior can then be controlled via CSS.

Chrome 62 also has more warnings about HTTP access, various new APIs from media capture to network quality estimation, data and time element support, support for 8 and 4 value hex colors, payment API improvements, and various other developer enhancements.

More details via the Chrome Release Blog and Chrome Status Page.

For those curious, 54% of our visitors are using Chrome while Firefox is down to 29% followed by Safari/WebKit at 7% and just above 1% are Android WebView / Opera / IE / Edge.

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