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Google announced today on its Chrome Releases blog that Chrome for Android Beta has been updated to version 0.16.4301.233 (that's Chrome 16.0.912.77 for anyone counting).

The update primarily brings bug fixes, specifically addressing "issues in the compatibility check which prevented Chrome from starting up on some versions of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich." In other words, whatever it is that broke compatibility with custom ROMs in Chrome's previous update seems to have been eliminated this time around.

While there's no official change log available for the update just yet, Google does list remaining known bugs:

  • 112923 : No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA
  • 113140 : Youtube links do not prompt for which application to use
  • 113132 : Chrome for Android beta doesn't support configured proxy in wi-fi settings
  • Other notable issues listed here

Google also urges users to report new issues by filing a bug report. For more information, and to stay on top of future Chrome updates, just hit the source link below.

Source: Google Chrome Releases

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Rob

    Gingerbread version next please?

    • drksilenc

      wont happen they already said this

  • Benjamin

    Am I the only one who gets force quits when ever I try to scroll a page? cm9 i9100

    • GusseG

      No, me too... AndyX Rom, I9100

  • Johnny5

    No Flash - No thanks....

    • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

      Seriously, this isn't 2007.

      • ddp

        Say it again. It won't EVER have flash support, as it's dying. Got a problem? UNINSTALL AND USE ANOTHER BROWSER.

        • Billy Android

          Please. That logic could apply to literally any complaint you have about this browser, including any of these bug fixes. Flash may be dying, but it's not dead, and a lot of the sites I use on a day-to-day basis for work & pleasure require Flash, which is already supported by the stock browser and that huge Flash 11 app.

          So I already am using another browser, I'd just like to be able to use Chrome. I don't think that's unreasonable.

        • GraveUypo

          So android users are sounding a lot like iphone users used to sound 1 year ago. that's pretty pathetic if you ask me.

        • Franky

          Flash is not dead at all, it has a vast and alive community. And as long as Adobe won't drop desktop-support (which they already claimed they won't) and html5 is still not a real alternative in many aspects for years to come it will remain the de-facto standart for cross-platform multimedia online-content.

  • Eric S.

    I've hated every single browser I've used to browse desktop versions of websites. The default ICS browser, ICS Browser +, Opera.
    its irritating that hitting back basically refreshes the pages for all these browsers. I basically have to hit back 20 times for it to actually go back to the previous page. Firefox is the only one that gets this right, but its slow and doesn't support flash.

    • Johnforamerica

      Considered Dolphin HD?

  • Andrew – Des Moines

    Basic browsing should be straight forward with Chrome and every other browser -- especially on a tablet. Where are the nav buttons? AND WHERE IS THE DAMN BOOKMARKS BAR?!!!?!?!? At least on my GSII I can use the search key long press for the excellent ChromeMarks app. But, in their infinite over-confidence, Google eliminated this option (yes, the search button is completely useless for searching, but long press customization makes it worthy of its real estate).

    • jacob

      on my galaxy nexus the ability to enable the search key is in the ROM options.

    • http://blog.ravrahn.net Ravrahn

      Nav buttons are in the overflow menu, or on tablets, in the action bar, or rather, nav bar. Bookmarks can be accessed through the star button in the bottom right on the new tab page, or through an option in the overflow menu.

  • Chris Webster

    Was working prior on my CM9 Evo 3D, maybe its just because the Evo 3D and it's devs (S/O to Joelz!) are just that awesome!

  • Ezcyclone

    Why can't I get this for my EVO 4G?

    • dave

      probably b/c hardware acceleration may not be present

  • Leonid

    APK, anyone? pretty please?