Spotted in the Canary channel build is a new Android Chrome Breaking News push notification flag, which might make it through beta to stable release…
Google is apparently testing a new feature for its mobile Chrome browser. A report from Android Police notes an Android Chrome Breaking News Push flag resides in the Canary build. Chrome://flags is an experimental lab where the search giant tests various features. Many do not make it to the stable release or even beta.
Android Chrome Breaking News Push Notification under Development
The Chrome for Android “Breaking News Push” contains this description, “Listen for breaking news content suggestions (e.g. for New Tab Page) through Google Cloud Messaging.” At this time, customization options and levels are unknown. But, it would be sensible for some individual customization to send what’s most relevant to users.
While push notifications are nothing new, this is an interesting feature for Android users. The Google Cloud Messaging platform was initially created for developers. Now, it seems the search engine found a somewhat unique use for it.