Ready to try the latest version of Chrome for Android, but don't want to wait for the updates to hit the stable channel? No worries – Google just released an official beta channel for Chrome for Android. This new channel should "release early and release often" according to the Chrome blog, so you'll always have the latest build smokin' out of Google's servers.

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Of course, "beta" comes at a cost – sometimes it's at the cost of stability, sometimes it's at the cost of borked features. Basically, if you plan on running this build, be ready for some bugs. The first build is based on Chrome 25, and according to the Chrome Release blog, is sluggish and slow on the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, freezes often on some Qualcomm chipsets, and breaks some sites (among other things). That's just a taste of some of the breakage that you'll get from this release – but look on the bright side: it's new Chrome!

The beta channel is live in the Play Store – get started below!


Chrome Beta
Chrome Beta
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free