Chrome for Android update adds new features and performance fixes


Google has just announced a new stable version of Chrome for Android has been released in the Play Store. After thoroughly testing Chrome 58 in the beta channel, the new version is now available to all Android users.

Chrome 58 doesn't come with anything truly innovative or amazing. Instead, it fixes some of the performance and stability issues the browser may have had before the update.

Among the new tricks, Google implemented in the latest version of Chrome for Android is the ability to view and manage in-progress download. After upgrading to Chrome 58, you'll be able to do that from the Downloads page.

Furthermore, you can now view and erase your own browsing data more quickly since Google has just redesigned the History page. Aside from these new features, the developers have also added a new gesture.

Thanks to the newest update, Chrome users will now be able to long-press a link to open it in a new Chrome tab (from Chrome Custom Tabs). Naturally, there are many more changes under the hood, and you can read about all of them in the Git log.

source: Google, Git log

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5 Comments

1. boriqua2000

Posts: 258; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

What happened to the promised ad blocker?

2. Valdomero

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

You're asking the #1 ads company in the world to put an ad blocker into their own browser? Some men just want to watch the world burn...

3. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

It's coming BUT....BUT it will only be filtering specific ads(dangerous). Don't count on it replacing your uBlock extension or anything like that.

4. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 652; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Its called DNS66 or Adguard. Adaway is best for battery life, but only available for rooted users.

5. Junito

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

What about the ability to cast from Chrome? Not speaking about mirroring the screen

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