Google Chrome team just announced Chrome 32 for Windows, Mac/SOX and Linux. We were super quick and we deployed Chrome 32 to all our platforms a few minutes later and it's now available to all our paying customers and free users.

Cross-browser testing in Chrome 32

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Significant changes in Chrome 32:

  • Tab indicators for sound, webcam and casting.
  • A different look for Win8 Metro mode.
  • Automatically blocking malware files.
  • A number of new apps/extension APIs.
  • Various under-the-hood changes for stability and performance.

Significant changes in Android version of Chrome 32:

  • Add web page shortcuts right to your home screen more easily from the menu.
  • Reduce data usage in Chrome up to 50%. Visit Settings > Bandwidth management > Reduce data usage to enable.

Significant changes in iOS version of Chrome 32:

  • Translate - When you come across a page written in a language that you don't understand, just look for the translation bar. One tap and the page is quickly translated for you.
  • Reduce Data Usage - Reduce your data usage by up to 50%. Enable this feature and view your savings: Settings > Bandwidth > Reduce Data Usage.
  • New Tab Page update to make searching faster and easier - This feature is being rolled out and will be available to all users over time, beginning on iPhone.

Chrome 32 implements the following new features and updates:

  • Animated WebP - Support for animated WebP images.
  • Canvas context "alpha" attribute - Allow the specification of a 2D canvas with an opaque backing store (alpha: false). Speeds up compositing. Enables LCD text anti-aliasing.
  • Promises (ES6) - Using V8 Promises.
  • URL - Expose constructible URL objects that can be manipulated and combined.
  • Vibration API - This specification defines an API that provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback. Note this feature is only available on Android.

Chrome 32 release also includes 11 security fixes. The following fixes were highlighted by Google Chrome team:

  • CVE-2013-6646: Use-after-free in web workers. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • CVE-2013-6641: Use-after-free related to forms. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • CVE-2013-6642: Address bar spoofing in Chrome for Android. Credit to lpilorz.
  • CVE-2013-6643: Unprompted sync with an attacker's Google account. Credit to Joao Lucas Melo Brasio.
  • CVE-2013-6645: Use-after-free related to speech input elements. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
  • CVE-2013-6644: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.

Happy cross-browser testing in Chrome 32!