Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Chrome for Android Beta Update

Chrome for Android Beta has been updated to 0.18.4531.3636 on Google Play.  In addition to changes through Chrome 18.0.1025.166 and a minor reorganization of Settings options, this update focuses primarily on stability and performance improvements.

Known issues:

  • 113041 : No way to auto-hide the toolbar
  • 114964 : Error pages are not optimized for mobile / Android devices
  • Other notable issues listed here

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.  More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Srikanth Rajagopalan
Google Chrome

39 comments:

Cope said...

Will Chrome be available for Gingerbread ever?

Alen said...

Nice to see good work on chrome mobile!!!

@Cope: I dont think so, chrome will just become the default browser in the next version of android ("jelly bean") and so forth.

Raymond Munoz said...

Please add flash support

mtanner8 said...

I want to be able to set a homepage.

Fatih Altinpinar said...

Still has the scrolling bug!

sgt-d said...

why is this still not available for all android versions?

Todd said...

How do you hide the address bar?

Jordan Salter said...

Icon looks much better.

Ben Stinson said...

no flash please. kill it

steb0ne said...

If Opera can add flash support I'm sure Google can!

Justin Fuller said...

Browsing history?

rahul chaudhary said...

Problem with Exit option.there should be an exit option + it is not always exit if i press back button several times . im using samsung galaxy s2(ice cream sandwitch). Plz fix it.

Slivver said...

Chrome for Android won't stay on my phone a my main browser until either flash is supported or none of the sites I visit use flash. Flash support was one of the reasons I chose Android over iOS please reconsider adding.

Greg Bissell said...

Finally fixed the 240 dpi bug thank god, you now I can go back to this as my main browser and just use flashing when I need something with flash

Greg Bissell said...

Just use flashify I meant

Luca Charles Stickley said...

With my Galaxy Nexus the score on sunspider has slowed down by around 200ms. It this widespread or just on my device?

Unknown said...

Unable to update due to unsufficient space - using link2sd so shouldn't be a problem.

Anybody know?

Светлозар Гавазов said...

Need flash people.

Mutiny32 said...

Can we has about:flags please?

Grantland said...

Did `Chrome to Mobile` disappear?

swabarna said...

Flash please

P-Daddy said...

Flash!

Brad C said...

Insufficient storage space. 141 megs free. What gives?

Cybereyes said...

Have you made a separate window for bookmarks, so we can use bookmarketlets (which needs to know which URL they are on, and can't if you load the bookmarks as a webpage)?

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Niko Prayogo said...

I can't find a way to clear browsing history on the newest Chrome Beta. Anyone knows how? Thanks.

rblacula said...

Browsing history:
go to omnibox and type chrome://history
From there, it's just like clearing history on Windows or Mac Chrome, check the boxes next to the websites... or just use incognito mode...

Fyrearm said...

Flash for mobile is DEAD! Move on people and demand content providers do the same.

TmSwm said...

The millions of us with 4.6in screens and up want nothing to do with mobile displays.
Please allow setting desktop by default.
It's a pain to continually click for it....and that increases data usage...significantly.
Thanks

sadasd said...

It still randomly stops working and force closes :(

Richard Martin said...

please add option to disable images.

Thiago Grande said...

There is no substitute for Adobe Flash yet, and I don't want to switch between browsers everyone I want see my favorite sites with rich content. Steve Jobs is dead, not Flash.

Chris said...

Will the mobile facebook site ever work? It still has the scrolling issue. I'd rather that fixed before flash support, because I primarily use Chrome as my mobile-only browser, and the Android browser for desktop/flash browsing. Is it really that difficult to fix a bug on one of the most popular websites on the internet?

Kamran said...

Please add flash support! Is this chrome or bloody safari?!?

Martin Millmore said...

It's really poor practice to only put the update notes on a web page - you should put them on the Google play update notes instead of just a link here. I am shocked to see google behave so badly themselves!

Luke Vesty said...

Hmmm I'm finding the latest release seems to suffer from more "awww snap" error messages on my Galaxy Nexus.

In terms of features I'd like to see the option to have the address bar and controls at the bottom of the screen. This would help with one handed operation with larger devices. I'd also like to see quick controls like those on the current stock ICS browser.

lingolatz said...

The reorganization of the settings screen is not good. It should include browsing data and history.

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Joe said...

The one thing I miss, and maybe I am just "missing" it is for the text to flow on a page after you zoom in.