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François Beaufort
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Today the context menu in Chrome for Android is a boring list of items that can be difficult to parse immediately. That's why the team is currently working on redesigning the context menu to be easier to use for images and links.

You can try it by enabling the experimental "Enable custom context menu" flag in chrome://flags and long press some content on any web page in Chrome Dev.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2868403003


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The Chrome OS team is experimenting with a refreshed version of the Sign-In and Lock Screens in the latest Chrome Canary.

Whether your device is in landscape mode or portrait mode, these screens look gorgeous in my opinion. Check out https://bugs.chromium.org/u/jdufault@chromium.org/hotlists/LoginRefresh to follow upcoming improvements.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2925343002
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We can now easily control all HTML5 videos using keyboard keys such as the up/down keys (volume), left/right keys (scrubbing), and space/enter (play/pause) when video is in focus in Chrome Canary.

Give it a try at https://beaufortfrancois.github.io/sandbox/media/video.html for instance, focus video by pressing <tab> once, and enjoy controlling the video only with your keyboard.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2700663002/

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Did you know you could detect faces, record camera stream and share video seamlessly on the mobile Web? Have a look at our Google I/O talk below where John and I describe "The Future of Audio and Video on the Web".

https://youtu.be/z9unKFzAj1w (Full talk)
https://youtu.be/z9unKFzAj1w?t=1753 (Where I start)
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Secure device firmware update via Nordic's DFU protocol using Web Bluetooth is now possible from https://thegecko.github.io/web-bluetooth-dfu/ thanks to +Rob Moran and +Uri Shaked's previous work.

- Supports unzipping a firmware package
- Supports multiple firmware images in a single package
- Web example supporting drag-and-drop
- Command line example using noble, shimmed with bleat

Source: https://github.com/thegecko/web-bluetooth-dfu/pull/24

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As Android O introduced adaptive launcher icons, the chrome team recently updated Chrome Beta and Chrome Dev icons.

Learn more about adaptive icons at https://developer.android.com/preview/features/adaptive-icons.html

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2850253003/
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I'm going to demonstrate some curly mustaches at Google I/O. Watch it live at https://events.google.com/io/schedule/?section=may-19&sid=cc162e1d-42e3-4732-864b-68ea11771c3c&track=mobileweb 

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"Anyone with basic knowledge of Bluetooth GATT should find it very easy to learn Web Bluetooth." says Martin Woolley, Technical Program Manager at Bluetooth SIG.

Learn more about what the Bluetooth Special Interest Group thinks about Web Bluetooth at https://blog.bluetooth.com/extending-the-reach-of-the-web-to-bluetooth-devices

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The Android Web Bluetooth chooser has been improved in the latest chromium build and now includes RSSI and connection icons so that users can more easily identify the devices that are near them.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/2821973003/
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