FEATURE: Background audio playback and pause
ADDED TO: Chrome Beta for Android
As you’re listening to audio playing on a web page, you can open a new app or switch to another already running, and the audio emanating from Chrome Beta for Android will continue to play. In previous versions, the playback would pause. So you couldn’t listen to music or audio simultaneously as you perform other activities on your device. For Android phones, Chrome Beta will pause audio playing when you take a voice call.