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Google Chrome for Android receives update

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Google Chrome for Android receives update
You might have noticed that the Google Chrome browser for Android received an update on Thursday. The update adds a 'translation bar' that will automatically pop up when content on the screen appears in a different language than the one you picked for your default setting. Google says that the update also brought better support for languages that are read from right to left, like Hebrew.

In addition, Google has added an experimental data compression service. Similar to the way that the Opera mini browser delivers web pages through its Turbo feature, compressing the data will allow you to read web pages faster and in the long run, should save you some money. You also will use lower amounts of data while surfing the web. Another part of the update to Google Chrome allows the browser to switch to full-screen mode.

The update and the app itself are both free downloads, both available from the Google Play Store.

source: GooglePlayStore via Phandroid

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posted on 12 Jul 2013, 02:58 7

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Google is quietly updating it's services more significantly than what a 4.2 to 4.3 OS jump would make.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:10

4. vishu9 (Posts: 247; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


It sure does seem that way!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:03 3

2. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


data compression is on NOKIA devices since ages
lol at PA didnt mention that

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:08 17

3. erikiksaz (Posts: 65; Member since: 22 Apr 2010)


lol at you for thinking we give a crap.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 05:00 6

10. dashing123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Well said

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 10:13

15. TheLolGuy (Posts: 469; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


You would give a crap if it involved Apple somehow. Way to have double standards. Way. To. Go! *golfclap*

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:19 9

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This isn't about Nokia. This article is about Google.

Guess what... Not every article has to mention Nokia. Get over it.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:29 2

6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


why the hell did they mentioned opera in google article?

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:34 6

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3657; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Because Opera is a mobile browser that is actually relevant.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 03:34 2

8. Retro-touch (Posts: 239; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Cause Opera mini is commonly known to just about everyone, its featured on I think all major OS including Symbian, Nokia devices browsers were pathetic compared to opera mini

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 05:02 1

11. dashing123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Learn to read and research.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:23 1

12. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


I had a nokia phone, and guess what, I had the opera mini on it!

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 04:24 1

9. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


google needs to add flash player support

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 07:31 2

13. pellegrini (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


No, flash is slow and isn't in the future of the web anymore, it demands too much of the phone. so Google gave up on it.
Doing so, Google is supporting other better technologies to make rich web application like, HTML, Javascript and CSS. They a lighter (faster) and based on open standards.

But I understand your desire, but remember, every time that you cant access a web site because of flash, don't hate chrome, just hate the website that didn't move on. It's for a better web.

posted on 12 Jul 2013, 08:59

14. buccob (Posts: 1046; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


The only thing I absolutely hate about Chrome that Opera has, is the "request desktop site" which is not a permanent setting...

And everytime I have to check to use it...

Opera lets you set webpages as desktop permanently... and it is the way I like to browse...

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