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Google Updated Chrome Beta For Android

By Amelia Hunter

About a week ago Google started the Chrome Beta program that involves Android 4.0 ICS (and above) phone owners that will test the pre-release builds of the Google Chrome browser. Now Google has updated the Chrome Beta: the update has fixed a number of known bugs and added some new features like the ability to edit

Here’s the full list of fixes:

164632 – Edit Bookmark is broken
167351 – Youtube video controls are lost after returning from fullscreen
167016 – Some Samsung Galaxy S2 freezes
168062 – Double tapping on non-zoomable sites scrolls the page to the top briefly before returning to original position
167379 – Sometimes tabswitcher is frozen
166998 – Tab content stretched out while returning to it through side swipe gesture
168632 – Crash – Stack Signature: TabAndroidImpl::FromWebContents
168388 – Sync signed in info text’s font size is too small
168430 – Bookmark star icon doesn’t turn grey/white immediately after bookmarking URL /deleting URL from bookmarks

Yet Google’s Chrome Beta still has a number of known issues that haven’t been fixed yet:

Performance is sluggish, noticeably on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
Frequent freeze on devices with specific versions of Qualcomm GPU driver
Text autosizing may break formatting on some sites
Video continues playing after exiting fullscreen on android phones
[HTC Droid DNA] Getting crash on tabswitcher mode
163439 – page links are not working
166233 – Cannot submit comments on facebook posts or pictures
165244 – Text handler jumps or disappears when moving
162486 – iframe scrolling broken
158633 –  Tap disambiguation overaggressive
169910 – Flickering while opening new tab

You can also download and test this browser app right away – just visit the Google Play store. However, you should keep in mind that it’s a beta version, so it’s quite buggy at the moment.


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Amelia Hunter has worked as a journalist for about 4 years and covered tech-related news for a number of newspapers and magazines both paper and online. Not so long ago she decided to start her own online magazine together with a friend, and here’s what came out of it. Other than writing about the latest technologies, Amelia loves reading, fencing and playing PC games. Her favorite manufacturer is Samsung and her favorite movie is “Mr. Nobody”. She also thinks that “Der Golem” by Gustav Meyrink is one of the best books in the world, and “The Witcher 1,2” and “Dragon Age 1,2” are among the best games ever.

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