Chrome for Android officially exits beta today

Chrome for Android officially exits beta today
With the post-keynote information rush over, are you starting to feel the buzz wear off? Feel like you need just a little bit more Google-related information? Have no fear, as the Chrome Chrome Releases blog has you covered. They just announced that Chrome for Android is officially leaving beta today. Version 18.0.1025123 just hit Google Play and should be ready for downloading on any Android 4.0 and higher device.

There isn’t an official update log in the Play store, but according to the blog pose the “update picks up important stability and performance fixes since the last Beta, along with some minor UI adjustments, especially for tablets." We expect to hear more about Chrome tomorrow, and the blog post hints at more things to come, teasing us with the statement “Interested in other release channels of Chrome for Android? Stay tuned for more information.

Will that involve additional mobile announcements? We didn’t see any of the dual-boot Chrome OS/Android convergence rumored for Jelly Bean, but perhaps the integration is moving upstream rather than down, and Android will begin to dual-boot with Chrome OS? At the least several of the developer forums scheduled today and tomorrow hint at web apps and web widgets that may extend HTML5-based apps from your browser to your mobile device.

We’ll be sure to keep you abreast of any significant developments.

source: Google Play, Chrome Releases blog via Engadget



1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Just downloaded

2. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

If Chrome on Android is half as good as Chrome for PC I'm sure it's awesome. I love Google Chrome.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i got a lot of Google sourced updates today this being one of them. xD

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I've updated it on my tf101. It's super fast, zooming in/out is f*cking smooth, but scrolling is not as good as stock browser. It's much better than the beta version, but i still see the blank during scrolling, and of course, less smooth too. And one more thing: Where is Flash:(

5. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Disappointed that Flash is not supported.

6. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Disappointing indeed. Especially considering that the desktop version supports flash natively. I was gonna uninstall opera once chrome comes out of beta but looks like I'd have to keep it.

7. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

Still crashes everytime I start it

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