Chrome for Android gets update

Chrome for Android gets update
Back in June, during Google I/O, Chrome for Android left beta. Now, for the first time since then, the browser is receiving an update. Before you get excited, the new software version, 18.0.1025308, doesn't contain any new features. But what it does contain is a number of security fixes and makes the browser more stable.

The update is now available in the Google Play Store, just waiting for you to download it. Those who already have installed the updated browser are reporting that it seems faster, even when rendering image-heavy sites. If you already use the Chrome browser, you should see the update notification on your screen. If you don't use the browser yet, you can install it from the aforementioned Google Play Store. Note, though, that you need to be running Android 4.0 or higher to use the browser.

source: GoogleChromeforAndroid via AndroidCentral



1. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Did i just seriously wait 2 hours for some new news..... ugh

2. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It slowed down the load time and the scrolling is laggy.

3. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

What versions does Chrome work with? I am using GB on my Infuse.. I went to the play store and my device isn't supported. WTF

6. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

ICS and above

9. redsox420

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 27, 2012


4. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Read the article again before 4:20. The answer is there. 4.0

5. md227a

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Posting from the new chrome right now, not bad. Seems a little bit faster.

7. redmd

Posts: 1925; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

but it's Laggy when scrolling down unlike Firefox.

8. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Quick ICS browser seems faster and works with flash. I have yet to see the benefit of chrome. Plus I really like quick controls. Best idea ever. Sometimes I try and use it on my homescreen since it would just make sense. Then I end up moving my maps icon....

10. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I still think the stock Jelly Bean browser is faster than Chrome. I'd rather use that. I do like some chrome features though, like swiping the screen to change tabs. Maybe I'll give chrome another try after this update.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I updated Chrome yesterday and I do see a boost in speed. Phonearena loads a few seconds faster than before.

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