Google has recently hit the headlines with the news of its web browser, which will apparently support high dynamic range (HDR) video.
Chrome is any way the world’s most popular way of searching the net, but it might soon be getting another string to its bow, at least on Android it seems.
Of course, there is an ever-increasing number of handsets that support HDR video, but this particular format requires not only a compatible handset but also a player that’s capable of processing the meta-data for the videos.
Right at this moment, Google Play, Netflix, and YouTube, all are supporting HDR, but Chrome is definitely a significant addition to the list.
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Talking of HDR, it is an end-to-end format, and the users need content that has been specifically created for it. Right at this moment, there isn’t a vast amount of HDR content out there, but having more and more platforms on which the content can be enjoyed on will further entice content creators to put more of their energy and effort into this kind of emerging format.
That Chrome is getting HDR support is known because of the Chromium Gerrit. But for its implementation, users would definitely require an HDR-capable smartphone for the trial. For instance, phones like LG and Samsung’s flagships, Sony Xperia XZ1, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium, would work well in this case. With this, the users would also need to be on the lookout for video carrying the HDR tag, which is sorely lacking at present. In all hopes, at least with the future Chrome update, users would be able to scour the entirety of the web for content.