Chrome 68 was released on July 24th and this means that we have to wait a couple more months until Chrome 69 launches. However, we already have information that Chrome 69 is being optimized for the next-generation of Android smartphones and that it will feature support for display top-notches. This information was found out in the latest APK (Android Package Kit) version of Chrome 69.
Added Support for Display Top-Notches
Even though Apple was the first company to launch a smartphone that features a top-notch, Android smartphones manufacturers started implementing the same feature. In fact, a recent Pixel 3 XL leak reveals that Google’s flagship smartphone will also sport a display top-notch.
Nonetheless, Chrome 69 will now support display top-notches and it will no longer show a blank bar where the top-notch is located. Furthermore, Chrome 69 will feature a cutout in its UI (user interface) so that it can be accommodated to the next-generation of Android smartphones.
Built-in Media Player
Chrome 69 is also being launched for smartphones that run on Android Go and it will act as a media player for them. For those who don’t know, Android Go is the operating system that affordable “low-end” devices use.
Therefore, smartphones that are powered by Android Go have only 1GB of RAM and they don’t usually feature media players. Here is where Chrome 69 comes in and saves the way with its built-in media player.
Improved Download Manager
Another interesting feature that dataminers were able to find in the latest APK version of Chrome 69 is an improved download manager. Chrome 69 will now feature a new download manager that is paired with search buttons and sorting options that make it easier for users to find the content that they are looking for.