Friday, January 11, 2013

Google Released Chrome Beta channel for Android

 
Good news guys! Google launched Chrome beta channel for android version with version 25.0.1364.8. Like the Beta channel for the computer, Its compatible with all Android 4.0+ devices. When the update comes on Chrome beta it has some bugs and some fixes because its a beta, but still allow the software to work as a whole.

That means it's a great way to try out things that may be broken, but still allow the software to work as a whole. Today's release comes with the following bugs:
  • Performance is sluggish, noticeably on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
  • Frequent freeze on devices with specific versions of Qualcomm GPU driver
  • Text autosizing may break formatting on some sites
  • 164632 - Editing bookmark feature is broken
  • 165244 - Text position handler jumps or disappears when moving
  • 163439 - Clicking on links in yahoo.com not navigating on Nexus 7
  • 166233 - Unable to submit comments on Facebook posts in desktop version of Facebook
  • 165244 - Text handler jumps or disappears when moving
  • 167351 - Youtube video controls are lost after returning from fullscreen video mode
  • 162486 - iframe scrolling broken

According to the blog post detailing the release, Chrome beta will include early access to new features, and will be able to be installed right alongside stable Chrome releases. In the latest beta build, accessible only by clicking the link below (searing apparently won’t work), Google has improved the Octane performance benchmark on average by 25 to 30 percent. There are some HTML5 features for developers included, as well. Hit the widget below and try it yourself!

    Sid Goswami is a tech enthusiast, besides being an avid Android fan and blogger, Sid wants to be a photographer and a designer. He can usually be found reading through blogs, taking photos. He's a student and a PHP web developer.