Google Releases Chrome 21 Stable for Linux

Chrome 21 comes with a webcam API and lots of bug fixes

By Marius Nestor on August 1st, 2012 06:08 GMT

Google proudly announced last evening, July 31st, the stable release of the Google Chrome 21 web browser for Linux, Macintosh, Windows and Chrome Frame platforms.

Google Chrome 21 (the actual version is 21.0.1180.57) introduces a number of new features, such as a an API for high-quality audio and video communication.

"What if web apps could see? What if they could hear? In today’s Chrome Stable release, when you give them permission, they can."

"Chrome now includes the getUserMedia API, which lets you grant web apps access to your camera and microphone without a plug-in. The getUserMedia API is the first step in WebRTC, a new real-time communications standard which aims to allow high-quality video and audio communication on the web." - was stated in the official release announcement.

Moreover, Google Chrome 21 includes deeper integration of Google Cloud Print, enhanced support for gamepads, as well as support for high-resolution Mac Retina screens. It also contains lots of fixes that can be viewed in the official changelog.

The Google Chrome 21.0.1180.57 web browser is distributed as .deb files for the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Debian 6.0 distributions, as well as .rpm files for all RPM-based Linux operating systems out there. The binary packages are supported on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
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Google Chrome 21.0.1180.57 on Ubuntu 12.10

About Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a revolutionary web browser that makes surfing the Internet more efficient and ergonomic by placing modules on each new opened tab.

Instead of showing a blank page, Google Chrome offers you eight thumbnails, displaying the most visited websites, a history search bar and even the last ten closed tabs.

Google Chrome is extremely fast, from the moment you open it until it is closed.

Download Google Chrome 21.0.1180.57
stable for Linux right now from Softpedia.

Download Google Chrome 22.0.1221.0 development for Linux right now from Softpedia. (Not recommended to production machines. Only for testing!)

Also, don't forget to visit our always up-to-date Google Chrome Extensions, Google Chrome Themes and Google Chrome Web Apps categories, for the latest add-ons!
Google Chrome 21 on Ubuntu 12.10
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