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Google Chrome for Android exits beta; Play Store on the web is improved, too

chrome logo - for some reason we don't have an alt tag hereGoogle Chrome for Android – my favorite browser for both my HTC EVO 4G LTE and my ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime – has now finally exited beta. So if you’ve got it installed on your Ice Cream Sandwich device, be sure to open up the Google Play Store and update it right away.

As far as other improvements or enhancements, all we’re told is that the “update picks up important stability and performance fixes since the last Beta, along with some minor UI adjustments, especially for tablets.” Interestingly enough, we’re also told to “stay tuned” for more information about other release channels for Chrome on Android. In other words, we are left with a very obvious hint that we could soon see beta – and even canary – builds appear in the Play Store very soon.

Speaking of the Play Store, Google has updated its interface, as well – now you can sort your apps based on which device they’re installed on, and you can uninstall from the web. It’s also now possible to rent TV shows, and a new category for magazines has been added, among other updates. All-in-all, not too bad!

[Chrome blog | Play Store]

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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8 thoughts on “Google Chrome for Android exits beta; Play Store on the web is improved, too

  • Avatar of Bryan Faulkner

    Yay! Chrome is my favorite browser too! I was just thinking the other day while reading about the improvements to Firefox when Chrome for Android would finally exit Beta stage.

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  • Woo hoo! There’s also an option to download maps on the maps app now!

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  • Avatar of Marvin the Martian

    If only it would be compatible with Gingerbread…..lol

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  • How do you switch the Chrome to the default browser?

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  • Does chrome play videos? Instead of seeing a video, I see a message of adboe flash which I have downloaded yet still doesnt work.

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  • Chrome can’t play flash video. You have to use the Android browser for flash on ICS. No flash player for jellybean.

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