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Google Chrome Catches Up to Beta With New Update – Introduces Google Translate, Fullscreen on Tablets

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Back in May, Google Chrome Beta for Android updated to include the ability to take advantage of Google Translate on web pages not in your native tongue. Today, the stable version of Chrome received a similar update, along with fullscreen browsing on tablets and a new user interface for right-to-left languages.

The update – as usual these days – appears to be staged, so you may or may not be able to download it from the Play store at this time.

What’s new:

  • Fullscreen on tablets – Scroll to hide the toolbar
  • Google Translate – Look for translation bar when reading web pages in other languages
  • New user interface for right-to-left (RTL) languages, including Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew

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  • mujahid

    $85 associate degree hour! Seriously i do not recognize why additional folks haven’t tried this, I work 2 shifts, a pair of hours within the day and a pair of within the evening…And whats impressive is Im engaging from home therefore i buy longer with my youngsters. Heres wherever I went, http://www.Pro67.com

  • Gnex

    Why don’t Google just slap a Chrome logo on the AOSP browser and add tab sync?

  • Mike Boodoo

    Seems like I am the only one with no issues using Chrome.

    • Ryuuie

      Nah, not just you. I’m totally okay with it.

  • Havoc70

    Dolphin browser for me, i agree chrome for android is no good

  • Will P

    Chrome works just fine on my Nexus 10. Good luck trying to get it to do anything other than freeze and choke on my Galaxy Nexus, though.

  • Joshua Bailey

    Will it still randomly reboot my nexus 10?

  • Tim242

    It is unusable to me. The text flow is awful. It freezes. Not to mention, it doesn’t have true full screen.

  • shelderman

    Wont use til they get sliding bookmarks

  • TeeJay1100

    Google Chrome is the best browser!!

    • Tim242

      You have low standards

  • landon

    Wish they would fix how chrome locks up on certain websites. If I move to another tab by swiping, it unfreezes.

  • Is it still horribly slow compared to the stock browser?

    • Tim242


  • TMKvamme

    All I want is for them to add the Quick Controls from the old browser.

  • Tyler Durden

    That ain’t full screen, yo

    • Tim242

      Thank you!

  • Cue the “Chrome sux, ______ rules” posts!

    Seriously, though, tell me what are the best browsers…

    • Doan

      Performance-wise, people are right. There are much faster browsers available. Features is where Chrome shines.

      • Tim242

        Except for its fake full screen.

    • mustbepbs

      Boat Browser. Hands down. Or the AOSP browser if you’re rooted.

    • Chris

      I really dig Dolphin, especially after the newest update!

  • randompsychology

    Yes, but did they fix the performance problems? Because I care about nothing else until they do…

    • n900mixalot

      Seriously, Chrome for mobile IS AWFUL. I am back to using the stock Internet browser on my Note II.

      • mustbepbs

        Agreed. I used to sing Chrome’s praises, but now I can’t stand to look at it. It’s so clunky and buggy. I mean, what the hell Google? It’s like they don’t test their own software. The AOSP browser is so much better. Just work off that base with Chrome’s features and there you go!

      • T4rd

        Does your stock browser crash a lot? It seems to on my Note 2 a lot lately, which prompted me to re-try Chrome (beta) and I was somewhat pleased with it. It seems to be a lot smoother than it was last time I tried it now and most of the wonky text size issues have been fixed (on the forums I frequent at least). I just really miss the pie controls of the stock browser and flash support.

        • n900mixalot

          It crashes less than Chrome … or, I just use it more than I use Chrome.

          One thing, for example–I can’t log in and comment on Disqus pages when I’m using Chrome. So to comment on awesome stories like this one, I am forced to use the stock browser.

          weather.com or other flash sites, totally useless with Chrome. If I see one more browser plugin message, I swear …

          Google’s starting to go backwards.

          • T4rd

            I’m using Chrome (beta) to write this right now on my Note 2. I didn’t have an issue logging into Disqus or posting this.

            I just went to weather.com too and played the video about the hottest day on earth without issue on the desktop version of the site. I’m assuming it’s using HTML5 instead of Flash, which is what reputable sites should be migrating to anyways.

          • n900mixalot

            Oh well shut my mouf’ I was able to log in!

            Still getting “this device is not yet supported” on weather.com but that’s really worked around.

      • michael arazan

        I prefer Chrome Beta over regular chrome, if i’m visiting web pages that don’t require flash, then I use my stock browser

  • Thomas

    That & I could never get it to save DL as Bookmark. Very Weird.