Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chrome Beta for Android Update

The Chrome Team is excited to announce the beta release of Chrome 37 for Android. Chrome 37.0.2062.39 will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. This release contains a number of new features including:
  • Material Design updates
  • Simplified sign-in
  • Lots of bug fixes and performance improvements!
You can find out more on the Chrome blog. 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

19 comments:

Sterling said...

Congrats on Chrome Beta 37 for Android! It looks nice.

Dain Binder said...

Beautiful! Great enhancements as well.

Tony Thompson said...

Nice new look! Great work!

rasafrasit said...

Lovely, looking forward to more Material rollouts.

Francis said...

Good job, but I would like to see a Bookmarks bar and a home Button for tablets.

Dain Binder said...

Overall I like the new Chrome Beta for Android. The only issue is that it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish the tabs in the multi-tab view. https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=397399

Sizzers said...

Why was the number of tabs you have open removed from the window box, and the refresh button moved to the settings menu?

The latter was no problem where it was sited in the omnibox and now its extremely irritating, and with the former I really don't know where I am any more.

Otherwise I'm becoming to quite enjoy it but this is becoming a bit of a deal breaker.

R0M said...
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R0M said...

I love everything about the new design. One thing that's bugging me though, is the removal of the arrows to the right of the suggestions when searching. Pressing the arrow would add the words to the query without searching so you can keep typing.

jis said...

@Sizzers - Exactly! How this could went out to the public testers its beyond me :(

"Why was the number of tabs you have open removed from the window box, and the refresh button moved to the settings menu?

The latter was no problem where it was sited in the omnibox and now its extremely irritating, and with the former I really don't know where I am any more.

Otherwise I'm becoming to quite enjoy it but this is becoming a bit of a deal breaker."

Sizzers said...

I also notice the extremely useful search in page function in the omnibox as disappeared as well.

jis said...

I hope that all these omitted useful functions are only mistakes and not the new Google way dumbing everything as Play Store a year ago :(

Unknown said...

Why can not work properly when using a single process mode (--single-process).

Unknown said...

I prefer to use Chrome in the single process mode (--single-process) rather than using the default mode (multiple process), because when using the default mode (multiple process) will cause the web page refresh automatically when switching tabs on a lot of tabs, I really hate it.

Ken Manheimer said...

Alas, loss of the number of tabs has me switching back to regular Chrome. I hope I remember to check back, every so often, to see if they're restored. Sigh.

@Sizzers wrote:

Why was the number of tabs you have open removed from the window box, and the refresh button moved to the settings menu?

The latter was no problem where it was sited in the omnibox and now its extremely irritating, and with the former I really don't know where I am any more.

Otherwise I'm becoming to quite enjoy it but this is becoming a bit of a deal breaker.

Ken Manheimer said...

Sorry to be so negative, but in addition to the (hopefully inadvertant) loss of the number-of-tabs indicator, I find it much harder to see the boundaries between the tabs while in tab selection mode. I tend to favor minimalist design, but this looks like a situation where rigidly applied design principles are failing in a specific context. I hope this isn't a symptom of more general failure in Material. Maybe it just needs some tuning...

Sizzers said...

Received the update to .55 this morning.

The only change to the UI is the white cross for a new tab on the opening screen is now black in a white square.

Jason said...

Not sure if this is just a single/multi-process issue but these last two versions (this one and the subsequent update without a post) are way more (too?) aggressive with reloading tabs that have been backgrounded, even when there is plenty available free memory

Unknown said...

No reload button = deal breaker.

Sigh... back to Dolphin.