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New versions of Chrome and WebView have a strong adoption rate and market share. This update allows users to test Web and Hybrid apps on a newer, popular version of Chrome and WebView respectively. 

Below is a sample set of Appium Desired Capabilities in Python to launch a Web test session.

caps = {}
caps['appiumVersion'] = "1.7.2"
caps['deviceName'] = "Android GoogleAPI Emulator"
caps['deviceOrientation'] = "portrait"
caps['browserName'] = "Chrome"
caps['platformVersion'] = "7.0"
caps['platformName'] = "Android"

Please refer to the Platform Configurator to lookup Desired Capabilities for other configurations.