Google Chrome for Android receives update

Google Chrome for Android receives update
You might have noticed that the Google Chrome browser for Android received an update on Thursday. The update adds a 'translation bar' that will automatically pop up when content on the screen appears in a different language than the one you picked for your default setting. Google says that the update also brought better support for languages that are read from right to left, like Hebrew.

In addition, Google has added an experimental data compression service. Similar to the way that the Opera mini browser delivers web pages through its Turbo feature, compressing the data will allow you to read web pages faster and in the long run, should save you some money. You also will use lower amounts of data while surfing the web. Another part of the update to Google Chrome allows the browser to switch to full-screen mode.

The update and the app itself are both free downloads, both available from the Google Play Store.

source: GooglePlayStore via Phandroid

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15 Comments

1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Google is quietly updating it's services more significantly than what a 4.2 to 4.3 OS jump would make.

4. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

It sure does seem that way!

2. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

data compression is on NOKIA devices since ages lol at PA didnt mention that

3. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

lol at you for thinking we give a crap.

10. dashing123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Well said

15. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

You would give a crap if it involved Apple somehow. Way to have double standards. Way. To. Go! *golfclap*

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This isn't about Nokia. This article is about Google. Guess what... Not every article has to mention Nokia. Get over it.

6. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

why the hell did they mentioned opera in google article?

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Because Opera is a mobile browser that is actually relevant.

8. Retro-touch unregistered

Cause Opera mini is commonly known to just about everyone, its featured on I think all major OS including Symbian, Nokia devices browsers were pathetic compared to opera mini

11. dashing123

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 04, 2012

Learn to read and research.

12. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

I had a nokia phone, and guess what, I had the opera mini on it!

9. hms2407

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

google needs to add flash player support

13. pellegrini

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

No, flash is slow and isn't in the future of the web anymore, it demands too much of the phone. so Google gave up on it. Doing so, Google is supporting other better technologies to make rich web application like, HTML, Javascript and CSS. They a lighter (faster) and based on open standards. But I understand your desire, but remember, every time that you cant access a web site because of flash, don't hate chrome, just hate the website that didn't move on. It's for a better web.

14. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The only thing I absolutely hate about Chrome that Opera has, is the "request desktop site" which is not a permanent setting... And everytime I have to check to use it... Opera lets you set webpages as desktop permanently... and it is the way I like to browse...

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