Google recently announced in its Chrome blog that the latest “Stable” release of the Chrome web browser adds support for high-resolution Mac Retina displays. The software is now available for download from Google’s website. This makes Chrome the first browser besides Safari to take full advantage of Apple’s Retina display. In the update, Google also included built-in webcam and microphone support and several other improvements. According to the Chrome blog:
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.
Released at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display has a screen resolution of 2,880 by 1,800 pixels. Optimized versions of Apple’s own software for OS X such as the Safari web browser became quickly available, while other third party applications took more time. As more time passes by and Retina displays become more popular, it is likely that we’ll start seeing additional software supporting it as well.