Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Chrome Beta for Android Update

The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 32 to the Beta channel for Android. Chrome 32.0.1700.23, which will be available in Google Play over the next few hours, contains new features, fixes, and improvements, including:
  • Application shortcuts: Ability to add shortcuts to home screen is back
  • Vibration API: An API that allows web apps to make devices vibrate
  • 285066: Reenabled canvas anti-aliasing
Known issues:
  • 319983: Lots of background color when scrolling up and down on pages
  • 320094: [M32/M33] Double tap drag zoom gets stuck sometimes
  • Some known crashes
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:

acai said...

Just black pages when browsing. Tested on phone and nexus 7 2013.

Terry Hau said...

Please stop taking me to mobile bookmarks when I click on bookmarks. Thanks.

Jonni Dillon said...

I completely agree with Terry. The chrome app for mobile devices shares all data across other signed in versions, as with open tabs, there is not even any point in mobile favourites even existing in my opinion. Apart from that, loving it as usual :p

Paul Enwerekowe said...

Yes I agree. Mobile bookmarks by default are unnecessary. If I want a mobile folder I can create it myself. Great job otherwise. Still loving the browser.

Taylor Chan said...

Please put the new tab button back to the top left hand corner.

Sterling said...

I'm adding my voice, there's no need to open the Mobile Bookmarks folder when most users have their bookmarks on the Desktop Bookmarks folder after syncing with a desktop.

Android should detect a Wi-Fi connection and/or a Wi-Fi only device, like the Nexus 10, and load the desktop version of sites.

Sterling said...

BTW, I like the design of the Bookmarks tab, it's much better-looking than Bookmarks in Chrome desktop -- which I think needs a new redesign.

Patrik said...

Hey, uhm, still no setting for turning off that disappearing tab bar hell.... Why isnt there one, its called USER-interface for a reason!

Anyways, got another incredibly annoying issue, on some sites there are these ads that popup these stupid dialogs about the appstore needing updates, and when you finally get rid of them, they redirect you to another site! Its nice you can disable future popup dialogs from their site, but you're still redirected! Can't you guys add an confirmation dialog when a script tries to redirect you? So you can prevent unwanted redirections.

coth said...

Any news on 10 inch tablet compatibility? When giant performance problems will be fixed? When white spaces will be fixed? It utilizes as much 7 inch tablet on display. I didn't buy 10 inch tablet just to have same size picture with tiny text as on 7 inch tablets.

I wonder if anyone from Google actually using this on 10 inch tablets, as they simply doesn't know badly it operates...

Ben P said...

Still havent made an option to use the old tab switching or new tab button.

I continue to use v29 because of tab switching. It is essential to my use.

make it an option. I am not interacting with chrome using my feet or face like those people who think it was a problem.

Not really sure about the mobile bookmarks complaint. Doesnt it just reopen what you had open before?

Terry Hau said...

Not any more. It always goes to mobile bookmarks now.

Ray said...

Why was the new tab button next to the address bar removed again? This was very useful.

Admin said...

When will immersive mode be added

gjh98 said...

Looks to be using a lot more battery than previously? Always 50/60%+. I haven't changed my usage patterns in the past week but for the first time I'm now reaching for the charger by 6pm. No other new apps installed and nothing else significant showing in battery usage.

Typical battery use: Chrome Beta 60%, Screen 25%, Android OS <10%, Twitter 2%...

Galaxy Note 2

gjh98 said...

More on battery consumption:

Force stopped Beta last night and only used stable Chrome today. With similar use pattern (hours, activity etc) Chrome is reporting 12% battery use (vs 60% for Beta yesterday).

P. Nikolov said...

Hello, Google.
Reported a serious bug.
There are a serious crash in option Delegated Renderer (AKA Übercompositor) - "Aw, Swap".
This bug should be removed because the function Delegated Renderer (AKA Übercompositor) is essential for 10" Tablet, because thanks to her browser does not lags when scrolling.

coth said...

It's not really true. Delegated Renderer does not change much. It's nowhere smooth and stutters a lot. FPS graphic is a bold wide line between 15 and 40 fps. While should be tiny line at 60 fps.

PowerVR SGX544MP2 @ 400MHz.

P. Nikolov said...

Mr. Coth,

It's true! It is apparent! The difference is huge! Even in code.google.com recommend it to users with 10" Tablet. Delegated Renderer (AKA Übercompositor) liquidate huge lag while scrolling in 10" Tablet!

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