Google Chrome To Support Retina Display On New MacBook Pro
Google Software Engineer and “Chief Apple Polisher,” Nico Weber, recently posted a blog post in which, he promised to commit to polishing the Chrome browser to take advantage of Apple’s new MacBook pro with Retina Display.
In his post, there are pictures that show “early results” of high-resolution support in Chrome.
“We have further to go over the next few weeks, but we’re off to the races to make Chrome as beautiful as it can be,” he said.
Google has already begun testing the new polish, the Canary developer version of Chrome. Anand Lal Simpi of Anandtech, reported that Chrome Canary is “no longer ugly” compared to the “nasty result” from the current version of Chrome.
The results are due to the newer version that runs on Apple’s text display Application Programming Interface (API) but rendering to a Retina-unaware “offscreen canvas before scaling the text and displaying it on a web page.”
Although Chrome Canary addresses the rendering issue, Anand noted that it still “renders text differently” from Apple’s Safari.