Google rolls out Chrome 63 for Android, here is what's new


Google usually releases major versions of Chrome at the same time on all major platforms, but this time the Android app kind of jumped the gun. Even if Google confirmed that Chrome 63 has already been released, the new version of the browser is not yet available for download in the Google Play Store.

However, you'll be able to update to Chrome 63 in the next few weeks, Google announced. The new browser will probably be rolled out in waves, so it might be available for a small percentage of users at first.

As far as changes go, Chrome 63 is supposed to enhance existent features like autocompletion (in the address bar), but there's also a new Device Memory JavaScript API, which makes it easier for websites to tell the amount of RAM on a user's device so that devs can optimize them for smoother browsing.

Furthermore, Google states that some under-the-hood performance improvements have also been implemented, along with some stability enhancements. Unfortunately, there's no mention of HDR video support, as previously rumored, so we'll probably have to wait until the next version of Chrome.

source: Google

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16 Comments

1. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Sweet as!

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

As much as they improve it, I never use it over the native browser of my phone. Those always just feel more optimized and efficient for usage

3. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Why chrome is too basic? Not even shortcut buttons.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Are you kidding? If you are looking at a website, then you can tap on the menu on the far right, and then select "Add to Homescreen".

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Chrome desktop browser is getting pretty old and clunky. It slows down my computer eats out all the RAM. I ditched it for the Firefox Quantum recently and it's faster and lighter in memory management. Ans as we all know our privacy is not well protected with Google why not ditch google products as much as we can?? I think google is building an internet monopoly and doesn't care about personal privacy at all.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Pigsty it's well known that you use nothing but Apple products, and continue to cut up and troll Google and anything related to Android.

16. stevelewis1965

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

A couple things: first of all, you went to a website called phonearena.com. Then you posted a comment about the desktop version of Chrome. Okay great, you have an old desktop ....but this website is for the Android version and we are really interested in you staying on topic. Secondly, if you came here mainly to trash talk Google, you're really wasting your time and everybody else's too. Take that Apple elitist attitude somewhere else because around here, it stinks.

5. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Meh, still nothing compelling for me to reinstall it on my Note 8. Samsung Internet FTW.

6. mrochester

Posts: 978; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Does it support ad-blockers yet?

7. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Samsung internet browser is the best

8. Cyberchum

Posts: 1037; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Samsung Internet Browser it is, for me.

11. Avieshek unregistered

Opera is the actual best.

12. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Agree. Samsung internet is the best out there.

13. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Samsung Internet Browser FTW.!

14. albatista

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 19, 2016

When will they add the address bar at the bottom of the screen? I've been using it for 3 weeks and it's just great

15. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

I like chrome browser and Samsung browser but I have been using edge browser and I really like it it is fast and fluid.

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