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Chrome Beta for Android now reopens tabs, plays HTML5 videos with subtitles, and works with Chromecast

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Chrome Beta for Android now reopens tabs, plays HTML5 videos with subtitles, and works with Chromecast
Chrome Beta for Android, which is the test ground for some new features that might eventually make their way to the regular Chrome browser, has just been updated with several fresh new functionalities. Version 35.0.1916.34 of Chrome Beta brings a handy Undo Tab Close option, which would most probably come in quite handy to those users who often close important windows accidentally. The feature allows you to reopen one or multiple closed tabs in a quick fashion.

But that's not all, folks! It seems that fullscreen video playback with subtitles has finally made its way to Chrome Beta. And guess what, HTML5 video controls are now on board, as well. All this means that you'd have a much better experience if you use Chrome Beta to watch YouTube videos, for example. However, the full screen controls are still being worked on, as currently they are just stretched out versions of the ones, found in portrait mode.

Additionally, Chrome Beta now supports some multi-window devices thanks to the update. Chromecast enthusiasts will be glad to know that they can cast some videos now, too. However, the ability to cast YouTube videos might find its way to an upcoming version of Chrome Beta, as this feature is currently still being worked on.

Download: Chrome Beta (Android)

Thanks for the tip, Izoe!

Chrome Beta for Android now reopens tabs, plays HTML5 videos with subtitles, and works with Chromecast

source: Chrome via GSMArena

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posted on 11 Apr 2014, 08:42

1. tech2 (Posts: 1911; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


The most annoying thing about Chrome is that when you open several tabs it reloads the all of them when you switch (on my Moto G).

I find dolphin browser best in handling this and you also you can get flash player to run in it.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 08:51

2. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2530; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yes Dolphin is really one of the superb browsers with Opera mini.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:22

4. xche78x (Posts: 101; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


switched to dolphin thinking my ipad wouldnt reload the tab i just left. worked great when i just powered up my ipad but after a few apps or tabs (even when cache is cleared, only browser running with 2 tabs), dolphin will also reload the pages i was into recently. such is the limitation of mobile OS (be it android or ios). The only way to not experience such is using windows x86/x64 (iconia w500 in my case but w4,t100 and others are also great), which also kills the need for html5 on youtube.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:27

5. sgodsell (Posts: 1072; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


You can easily set flags under chrome://flags/ to help you.
Make sure Enable Offline Auto-Reload Mode is disabled
You could also look at Enable fast tab/window close.
As well as other flags.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 09:28

3. ibap (Posts: 692; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Why does the linked Play store page have Cyrillic on it?

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