Chrome for Android gets adventurous with WebGL, SPDY

The unbranded stock browser that shipped with Android for years moved comparatively glacially, but in particular with the new Chrome beta releases for Android, Google is pushing for a broader feature set. And the code base is evidently an offshoot of Chrome for PCs, no longer the separate project that the unbranded browser is.

When Google programmer Jason Kersey announced the Chrome 24 beta update for Android devices yesterday, he mentioned only a single feature: “Support for chrome://flags!” But that flags feature actually is a configuration gateway that unlocks many other features, typically experimental ones.