Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chrome Beta for Android Update

The Chrome Team is happy to announce the promotion of Chrome 27 to the Beta channel for Android. Chrome 27.0.1453.49 contains a number of great new updates including:
  • Fullscreen on phones - Scroll down the page and the toolbar will disappear.
  • Simpler searching - Searching from the omnibox will keep your search query visible in the omnibox, making it easier to edit, and show more on your search result page.
  • Client-side certificate support - You can now access sites that require you to use a certificate and Chrome will allow you to select an installed certificate
  • Tab history on tablets - Long press the browser back button to view your tab history
Known Issues:
  • Noticeable lag in text entry on some text fields
  • chrome://history sometimes show duplicate items
  • Opening tabs is sometimes slow
  • Pages may flicker sometimes, especially during navigation 
A partial list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. 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.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

18 comments:

No Blog Name said...

Why no fullscreen on tablets like Nexus7?

Adicus Ryan Garton said...

Chrome Beta keeps asking me to update, but if I clink the link, it merely takes me to the Google Play page which gives me no option to update (only OPEN or UNINSTALL). Am I doing something wrong here?

Sterling said...

Long press to bring up history is a great addition, but please fix the zoomed in bug!

Google talks a good game about making the Web better, but it's mobile browser makes sites not load properly by zooming in and loading pages off of the screen.

And yeah, I'd like full screen browsing on my Nexus 10. Also, add an option to always load desktop sites.

Unknown said...

FFS can we please just have full screen browsing on Nexus 7?

J-Steven Korth said...

I am also looking for fullscreen on nexus 7 -.-

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Tom B said...

Yeah, why is there no fullscreen mode for tablets? And why is the tab bar still always visible on the tablets?

So I have effective less space for the websites on my Nexus 7 than on my Nexus 4!
Fix this, please!

Barry Davis said...

Without text reflow Chrome is wholly unusable.

Asadullah Salim said...

The first two features are really amazing useful and long due

Geekiac said...

Full screen on all tablets please. It is easy to get the tabs back. Or add fullscreen as an option to turn off or on as we see fit.

Please. :-)

Dana Moult said...

Google, these features are great and all, but the one crucial feature that you are still missing is Text Reflow. I keep trying to use Chrome every now and then but the lack of that feature essentially forces me back to Opera or Maxthon's browsers every time. It it the one best feature that would win a huge amount of users from any other browser because it focuses on one of the most important things about using a mobile browser - convenience. Being able to zoom in and still avoid scrolling from side to side to read wide paragraphs should be a default feature before a mobile browser is released, to be honest.

Please consider adding Text Reflow to Chrome. Everyone would be happy and noone would be sad. ^_^

Jeff McCracken said...

You need to fix the lack of auto space in omnibox when gesture typing. Pretty much the only place where no auto space occurs, so I always forget till I'm done typing. Or at least an option to choose.

Tom B said...

This site is not working on my Nexus 7:
http://www.androidnext.de/games/the-room/

Fix it, please.

vishal patel said...

I keep trying to use Chrome every now and then but the lack of that feature essentially forces me back to Opera or Maxthon's browsers every time. It it the one best feature that would win a huge amount of users from any other browser because it focuses on one of the most important things about using a mobile browser - convenience.




https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unmatchedsolutions.android.contactexport&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS51bm1hdGNoZWRzb2x1dGlvbnMuYW5kcm9pZC5jb250YWN0ZXhwb3J0Il0.

Unknown said...

Why can't I do full screen on my tablet?

Robert Stewart said...

Wasted three hours trying to get full on tablet until I found this blog. Add full screen via apple-mobile-web-app-capable or chrome-mobile-web-app-capable or whatever while you're at it.
I want full screen for HTML5 web app through browser!
Thanks

poumpoumk said...

Full screen on tablet please !

On iOS, with "on Save to Home Screen" bookmarked web sites, it just launches Safari in a light version with no "browser chrome". I think that a lot of people would love that on Android (a way better than all the window.scrollTo() tricks).

And_or said...

Fullscreen and text reflow are essential, weird not having that on Nexus 7...