Google's known for regularly tinkering around with its apps through server-side updates, staged rollouts, and A/B testing, all for the sake of improving the user experience. While most of these changes are executed without a hitch, every now and then, something big breaks. Most recently, Google managed to crash the Stable version of the Chrome browser on thousands of business machines without warning. Read More
If you're a fan of Chrome for Android but aren't adventurous enough to live with the beta version as your daily driver, then you'll be happy to know that some of the best features to date have finally arrived in the stable version of the app.
Today's update brings fullscreen support to tablets – simply start scrolling and the bar disappears. As a Chrome beta user, I can attest that this is one of the most useful features in all of mobile browsing. Be glad you have it.
Aside from that, the Google Translate language bar will bow pop up when reading pages in other languages, for quick-and-easy translations. Read More
Google's Chrome browser for Android got itself a nice little update today that brings a couple of new features, as well as an improved overall experience:
Updates in this version of Chrome for Android include:
1. Improved scrolling performance
2. Increased responsiveness to pinch-zooming on pages
4. Audio now continues to play while Chrome is in the background
5. Expanded support for HTML5 features
* Audio playing in Chrome will now pause when the phone is in use. This requires an additional permission.
There are actually a few notable changes here, but the biggest might be the ability to play audio in the background. Read More
Well would you look at that. Seems our favorite - but admittedly still flawed - browser just got itself a little update. No, it's not the developer update we mentioned yesterday (that would be fast) - it's actually just a little bug fixer.
This version update includes a number of stability fixes and performance improvements.
The early reports seem to be pretty good - we're already hearing that there's a noticeable performance boost. I personally don't have that many issues with Chrome these days (it has come a long way over the last several months), but I'll take any improvements they want to offer up. Read More