Chrome Beta for Android has only recently hit the world of Android, it was a long time coming that’s for sure, but now it’s here the updates are coming out to bring it into what it really should be.
An update today was released and no changelog was left under the “What’s New” section in the Android Market page for Chrome Beta for Android. People didn’t know what was new, what had been fixed, any performance changes had been implemented, nothing at all. Well, early users of the update seemingly was seeing one change, the speed and power. Also Android rooted handsets with custom roms being run with ICS seemed to now have no working Chrome Beta for Android as a result of the update. Bummer there then at the moment. Be warned Rom flashers and users, don’t leave bad feedback or moan, It won’t work.
Anyway, a short time after Google released a Changelog on their official Chrome Blog and here is what they had to say.
Chrome for Android Beta has been updated to 0.16.4215.215, picking up changes that have gone in through Chrome 16.0.912.77. Beyond the Chrome changes, this update contains:
- Android Beam support – now beam URLs from Chrome to other devices with NFC.
- Support for additional countries
- Compatibility checks to ensure system prerequisites for Chrome are met
- Essential bug fixes
- 112923 : No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA
- 113140 : Youtube Links Do Not Prompt For Which Application to Use
- 113132 : Chrome for Android beta doesn’t support configured proxy in wi-fi settings
- Other notable issues listed here
If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.
Source: Chrome Blog
Android Market Link: Chrome Beta For Android