Chrome Beta for Android updated to version 27, full screen web browsing in tow (finally)

As much as I love Chrome for Android, one of my biggest pet peeves was the lack of full screen web browsing – until today. Google just updated Chrome Beta for Android, bumping it up to version 27, and finally – finally – getting rid of that pesky navigation bar when you don’t need it.

This is especially helpful on my HTC EVO 4G LTE – real estate on phone screens is obviously even more valuable than on tablets, simply because there’s less of it. But I’d also like to see this feature make its way to my ASUS Nexus 7; so far, with its desktop-style tabbed browsing, I haven’t figured out a way to make the navigation bar go away. Most likely, this is a phone-only feature, which is a shame – seven inches can still seem a bit cramped at times.

An additional feature can be found in the “Bandwidth Management” settings menu. The experimental data compression feature we told you about last month is no longer a flag, but is located here, simply as “Reduce data usage.”

This is definitely one update Chrome enthusiasts won’t want to miss, so make sure you check it out today!

Download: Google Play

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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.