Chrome Beta for Android scores a handful of new features, making the app better than ever

Chrome Beta for Android scores a handful of new features, making the app better than ever
Google's Chrome browser for Android is certainly one of its most popular apps developed by the Mountain View-situated giant, and normally, it's usually among the most frequently-updated ones.

Once a month, the regular version scores a few new features, but its beta version is a bit more favored in this regard, as it's nothing but a playground for an even larger selection of experimental features.

The newest update (v44) to the beta version of the browser comes with another handful of new features that will most likely be adopted by the full-blown Chrome for Android in the not-so-distant future. It now comes with a proper multi-column layout, which won't distort web pages with multiple columns.

Additionally, Chrome beta v42 brings notable improvements to the push notifications API that got released with one of the previous version, v42. Last, but not least, we have improvements to another fairly-new feature, "Add to homescreen", mostly intended for developers.

Certainly, most of these new additions to the app will be hitting the regular version of the app soon.

source: Android Police



1. gaming64 unregistered

Then eats up your Ram like a filthy beych.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Same goes for PC but its the best out there

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5697; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed, its not that big of a deal for me since I have 2GB on my phone and 8GB on my PC :)

4. gaming64 unregistered

You don't understand the situation on the desktop version. They'll be ending support for Java, Unity Web Player, and other plug ins that uses the NPAPI by Version 45. Once support ends, Mozilla it is for me.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They are doing it cause of security reasons but again I would rather use Opera than Mozzila since its too slow at least for me

6. gaming64 unregistered

Yep I am very aware of that but going the Safari way is like a slap to my face. Anyway, i'll just find a way to download Safari onto my laptop

7. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

But Chrome is very bad with touch laptops (my surface), using Opera untill Windows 10 with Edge

8. waddup121 unregistered

thats good thats good

9. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Greenify it since it's not preinstalled! I disable preinstalled Chrome since it's a battery hogger and use Chrome Beta since it's greenifiable and it's stable!

10. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

I don't care about chrome until it adds flash support

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