Google Announces Chrome Beta For Android

Desktop users can gain access to Google Chrome dev and beta channels to test out new features and fixes; even Chrome OS users are able to do that, leaving behind Android users. Now Google has announced “Chrome Beta channel for phones and tablets on Android 4.0+.” The beta channel for phones and tablets now joins our Beta versions of Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS.

You can install beta alongside your ‘stable’ Chrome, so you don’t have to worry about using a beta software for work. You can install Google Chrome Beta from this link (don’t try to search, you won’t find it).

Jason Kersey, Technical Program Manager, Google writes, “Chrome for Android now benefits from all the speed, security and other improvements that have been landing on Chrome’s other platforms. For example, in today’s Beta update we have improved the Octane performance benchmark on average by 25-30%. In addition, this update includes interesting HTML5 features for developers such as CSS Filters. This is just one step of many towards bringing beautiful experiences to the mobile web.”

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Swapnil Bhartiya

Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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