Chrome for Android updated with improved font clarity and stability tweaks

March 8, 2013
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Today the folks from Google have just detailed and started rolling out another update to the official Chrome Browser for Android. Today's update brings tons of little tweaks, fixes, and plenty of performance enhancements. If you're not running the beta, this update is surely worth getting this afternoon.

According to Google they've added tons of new fixes in place, and transferred plenty of changes over from the Chrome Beta. They specifically detail that text clarity has been severely improved, and so far it does seem to be a bit more on the crisp and easy to read side. Then as usual Google mentions stability fixes.

That isn't all either. It looks like ol Goog also improved scrolling performance and speed, increased responsiveness while using pinch-to-zoom, and even improved the Java V8 engine to have better and more interactive pages on mobile devices. These were all added a few weeks ago, but have again been improved today. Google expanded support for upcoming HTML5 features, whatever those are, and audio will now continue to play from Chrome browser even after you head to another screen on your smartphone or tablet.

Google has continued to improve their Chrome browser for Android and it's slowly but surely becoming rather powerful. With autofill, password sync, and tons of other features all being added this is only looking up. Do you use the Chrome Browser, Chrome Beta, the standard Android browser, or a 3rd party like Dolphin? Let us know in the comments below.

[via Play Store]


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  • http://twitter.com/Fresh2infinity Marcos

    still painfully slow on my galaxy nexus compared to stock browser

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yea not quite as smooth on my Gnex as stock either

      • Arun Kanagasabapathy

        agree.. the new opera beta with WebKit fares so much better than chrome.

  • Hamza

    Chrome and Chrome Beta,
    Beta is the Default :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.john.hebert Robert John Hebert

    Chrome on my HTC Rezound, Safari & Firefox on Macs, Explorer & Firefox on PCs

  • http://www.facebook.com/jobarr Jeremy Williams

    I will switch if and when they add text reflow

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Truth!

  • Telefunken

    “It looks like ol Goog…”. Let’s not try to be folksy, please? It’s a bit…naff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1065971454 Andrew Hime

    V8 does JavaSCRIPT, not Java.

  • Guy Salazar

    Pass if it still has the persistent address bar…

  • Gustavo Gomez

    chrome beta is default with proxy enable. I tested the browser speed against the Iphone 5 and wow.. Chrome beta is fast.. My friends and I were surprised the fast rendering capabilties.
    Using HTC one X

  • mark

    Glitch after glitch! Can I have the previous version back please?
    I now need binoculars to look at my bookmarks and my email hangs everytime I try to go
    back to my inbox. I can no longer use drop down seach boxes on forums, all in all the latest chrome is a load of rubbish!