Chrome for Android hits version 40: a few, yet handy improvements have been added to the mix

Chrome for Android hits version 40: a few, yet handy improvements have been added to the mix
It's Thursday today, which naturally means that Update Wednesday, the day of the week when Google usually pushes updates to most of its apps and services, is already a fact. Just yesterday, in particular, Google polished Chrome for Android with some nice new features, updating it to version 40.0.2214.89. With the previous build being Chrome 39.0.2171.93, one might conclude that this milestone update of the app probably brings some ground-breaking new features, but sadly, this is not the case here.

This doesn't mean that there are completely no notable improvements to the app. First things first, Chrome for Android is now donning a slightly revamped bookmark manager. If you tap on the address bar with the intention of copying the URL link, Chrome will now treat you to a more streamlined and straightforward copy menu. If the website has requested your location, you can manage the location-sharing settings from this menu, too.

What's more, you'd get treated to a bigger address bar and menu overflow button if you are on the Lollipop sweetness and you've allowed Chrome to display your opened tabs in the recent apps carousel menu. If you navigate to a website with a fixed header image, Google's browser will also zoom in a new way. Last, but not least, the app is now more offline-friendly, which means that more of its on-board features will work if no Wi-Fi or data connection is at hand.

You can either wait for the update or side-load the newest version of the app from the source link.

Download: Chrome Browser (Android


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