Tip: Chrome Beta for Android is now searchable in the Play Store

Chrome Beta in search results

Good news, fellow Android power users: Chrome Beta for Android is now finally searchable in the Play Store on the web and on your Android device. Previously, because of its beta status (and to keep “noobs” from complaining too much, I’m sure), Google had hidden the app from Play Store searches. Until now, that meant users who wanted it needed to obtain the direct link in order to download it.

This doesn’t mean that Chrome Beta is completely safe, though. Just a few weeks ago, I was experiencing a bug with the browser on my LG Nexus 4 that caused the device to reboot if the screen was allowed to turn off while the browser was open. It was an incredibly annoying bug that took me way too long to figure out (my phone rebooted probably a dozen times before I discovered the cause) – the moral of the story here is that you should continue to use the browser at your own risk.

Also interesting is that Chrome Beta appears after Firefox Beta. In any case, if you want it, it’s now much easier to find. So easy, in fact, that I won’t even include a QR code this time. Enjoy!

[Android Police]
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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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4 thoughts on “Tip: Chrome Beta for Android is now searchable in the Play Store

  • Avatar of Dan
    November 26, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I’m wondering if they’ve finally added chromecast support to it. I’d love to cast page from my browser.

  • Avatar of Bill Van
    November 26, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I switched over to Chrome Beta quite a while back for a new feature and haven’t had any issues what so ever. Nice to see Google giving it a thumbs up for more users.

  • Avatar of InTheRough
    December 3, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for the heads up, but I will wait for Chromecast support.


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