Chrome 90 arrives with support for AV1 and improvements in WebXR

Chrome 90

On March 2, Google He launched the 89th version of your web browser. Yesterday, the company of the famous search engine launched Chrome 90, a new installment that is the first after a change of ten, so we should expect big changes or some really outstanding function, but it has not been the case. Like Mozilla, it seems that the important thing will arrive in version 89, while they will take advantage of the 90 to polish what was introduced in past weeks.

If we have to highlight something of what they have added in Chrome 90, that is undoubtedly the full support for AV1, what are the acronyms of AO Media Video 1, an open video encoding format that was initially designed for streaming video over the internet. With this support, the browser will improve in fields such as video calls, which is still curious since Google is already warning that Meet will no longer be available as of this summer.

Chrome 90 highlights

  • Full support for AV1.
  • Direct HTTPS protocol, which improves security. Regarding security, they have also included the patch for a Zero Day vulnerability and it blocks port 554 for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP as it was being used for attacks.
  • Possibility of renaming the windows.
  • New APIs that improve WebXR (WebXR Depth API and WebXR AR Lightning Estimation).
  • Full list of changes, here. Although it says that it is in beta, Chrome 90 has already reached the stable version.

Chrome 90 was released yesterday April 13 day, which means that it is already available for download from the developer website and from its official repository that is installed next to the browser. Users of other Linux-based systems can install it in other ways, such as Arch Linux, which is available in the AUR, but at the time of writing this article has not yet been updated.

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  1.   I doubt it said

    Are you sure that what they launched yesterday was Chrome 90 ?, because what I just received today both in debian testing, and in xubuntu 20.04.2, is an update of 89, so I doubt that yesterday they will launch 90 I say it because as here you are used to saying nonsense and nonsense, as the next stable debian will carry the kernel 5.10, because with Chrome, surely more of the same.