Chrome 69 rolling out to Android and iOS devices, adds brand new look, notch support

Chrome 69 rolling out to Android and iOS devices, adds brand new look, notch support
Coincidence or not, Google is celebrating Chrome's 10th anniversary with a new release of the browser, which brings major new features. Chrome 69 was launched earlier this week on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and is now slowly making its way to Android and iOS devices.

If you haven't yet received the updated version of Chrome, here are some of the improvements you'll get. First off, Chrome 69 brings the Google Material Theme, a new look that comes in line with the search giant's design language. It's minimal, fresh and as clean as possible to make it easier to navigate through menus.


Furthermore, Chrome 69 adds support for display cutouts, a most necessary feature given the new trend that made phones with notched displays popular among many consumers. Developers will now be able to tell the browser to expand into the display cutout area when someone visits their websites.

Google also mentioned that this new version of Chrome enables secure and easy mobile payments via third-party payment apps. Also, password generation now works on more websites.

source: Google

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15 Comments

1. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

as long as we don't have the option to add Adblock, I won't be using Chrome on my phone anytime soon I'll keep using Safari on iOS and Samsung Internet on Android

2. AbhiD

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And i don't get it why AdBlock feature is such a major request? Like seriously? Have been using Chrome ever since i had my first Android device and never once i felt the need to have adblock. Even had Galaxy S4 and S6 Edge in between. Why is it necessary? Because pages load slower? Or because ads are intrusive? None of that i have ever experienced. Just do a little test yourself. Install Google Chrome, Samsung Internet and Microsoft Edge and load same sites one by one on all 3 browsers. Count how much time each browser takes. You will be surprised. Edge is the fastest, chrome is at second and S Internet is at a distant third 99% of the time. I wanted to switch to Edge on Android but i have bookmarks across Chrome, use Chrome on PC, so i am not doing so for now.

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

4. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Ads are intrusive, annoying, takes longer to load a website and my data plan runs out faster... how come that is not a disadvantage?!

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Because way too many sites don't properly vet the ads they allow in, resulting in not only wayyyy intrusive ads, but also malware and other nasty surprises.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

To be fair, chrome is patched against specter and rowhammer assaults from what I know. That's pretty decent sand boxing.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Microsoft Edge vs Samsung internet (both latest versions) https://www.jiocloud.com/s/?t=reltqImjvXJBcejU&s=a5

14. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Anytime I forget to install adblock, I get: homepage hijacking, noisy full page popups that vibrate the phone. I don't mind a banner ad here and there, but some sites ruin it for the rest

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I prefer either AdAway (but you need to be rooted) or BlockThis (VPN based blocking) since they block ads on a system level and not just the browser.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

There are a few free VPN choices for ad blocking that don't require root. A good system wide ad blocker is usually one of the FIRST things I install.

10. Papa_Ji

Posts: 839; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Can you name some which you like...

15. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

DNS66, Blokada

9. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Finally can move header bar to bottom of screen! So handy. (Enable duet under chrome flags)

11. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Was already using new looks using Chrome://flags It definitely looks better

13. mr.joosue

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

Nice.

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