Google has seen fit to bestow upon us this evening Chrome Beta v41. This version of Chrome will add pull to refresh to almost all web pages. No more will there be wailing and gnashing of teeth due to the lack of an easily accessible refresh button. There's some other stuff too, but how 'bout that refresh?

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What’s New

So, as previously mentioned, the pull to refresh functionality is the headliner here. Simply pull down when you're at the top of a page to refresh it. It seems to work everywhere I've tried it. The other change we're seeing is in the settings UI, which is more material in v41 on KitKat devices. That's not a huge deal, but it's something. Google says there are also some bug fixes.

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Finally, there's a new flag in Chrome Beta to scan credit cards to fill forms faster, but it doesn't appear to do anything when enabled right now.

Update: There's also an option to allow or disallow third-party cookies specifically. Before it was just on or off for all cookies. (Thanks, Mike)


The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.

File name:

Version: 41.0.2272.34 (2272034) (Android 4.0+).

MD5: 7307030f45e6966825ce683562897d52.

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