Google Chrome Beta Receives First Update To Fix Bugs

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Google Chrome beta for Android was released just five days ago, but it has already received its first update in what looks to be a coming trend. The desktop beta and developer channels receive weekly updates and Google is unlikely to slow down its improvement schedule for mobile, especially since both versions share a significant proportion of code.

These bug fixes are mainly about interaction with specific websites, but there are some overarching performance improvements on some devices. These are also a number of outstanding bugs to contend with, including poor performance on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. And while the beta version did decrease the propensity for crashing on the Nexus 10, it didn’t eliminate it altogether. Hopefully this will be addressed in the coming weeks.

If you’ve already downloaded the Chrome beta via the non-searchable Play Store link, you’ll see an update available for you today. If not, head to this link and get downloading. Chrome beta, like its sibling, is available for Android 4.0+ devices only.

This update contains a number of fixes, including:

  • 164632 – Edit Bookmark is broken
  • 167351 – Youtube video controls are lost after returning from fullscreen
  • 167016 – Some Samsung Galaxy S2 freezes
  • 168062 – Double tapping on non-zoomable sites scrolls the page to the top briefly before returning to original position
  • 167379 – Sometimes tabswitcher is frozen
  • 166998 – Tab content stretched out while returning to it through side swipe gesture
  • 168632 – Crash – Stack Signature: TabAndroidImpl::FromWebContents
  • 168388 – Sync signed in info text’s font size is too small
  • 168430 – Bookmark star icon doesn’t turn grey/white immediately after bookmarking URL /deleting URL from bookmarks

Known Issues:

  • 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
  • Video continues playing after exiting fullscreen on android phones
  • [HTC Droid DNA] Getting crash on tabswitcher mode
  • 163439 – page links are not working
  • 166233 – Cannot submit comments on facebook posts or pictures
  • 165244 – Text handler jumps or disappears when moving
  • 162486 – iframe scrolling broken
  • 158633: Tap disambiguation overaggressive
  • 169910 – Flickering while opening new tab

[Mobile Syrup, Android Task Force]

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