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Chrome Beta for Android Updated, Brings a Ton of Fixes

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The Chrome team recently posted an updated for the Chrome Beta app found on Google Play. Listed in the changelog isn’t anything too crazy, but there are a ton of main fixes that took place, as well as the acknowledgment that many other bugs still exist. Scroll down below to see the full log of fixes. 


This release has a number of stability improvements as well as the following fixes:

  • 260804: Touch is offset on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
  • 238928: Chrome UX issues for QVGA devices
  • 256201: date/time input min/max constraints are off by one
  • 256232: Date input – unable to enter a date before 1970-01-01 in date or datetime-local fields
  • 260238: Time input – unable to enter time between 00:00 & 00:59
  • 183830: Japanese websites appearing in inappropriate fonts on Android

Known issues:

  • 259048: Some WebAudio pages crash
  • 247153: Graphical corruptions while scrolling on Galaxy Nexus/ICS and Galaxy Tab 2/ICS
  • 256858: [RazrM] Flashes observed on entering and exiting fullscreen (user initiated)
  • 255469: Old embed code YouTube videos are not displayed
  • 260440: [X86-Intel] Text gets duplicated when entering & unable to delete text in the text fields

You can grab the update by following the well-placed Play store link down below.

Play Link

  • Brandon Golway

    My chrome beta stopped loading webpages a day or so ago so I just uninstalled it….

  • joejoe5709

    *Standard Lack of Quick Controls Comment*

    Seriously though… why have we not gotten quick controls? I’m still a die hard AOSP guy. Of course Chromecast might change that…

  • JasonWhite

    There are too few well-placed Play store links in this world. Glad to see Droid Life is doing its part!!!

  • Mark Aaron Collado

    Is everyone on DL hitting refresh as much as I am?

  • ToddAwesome


  • faganm24

    The plus sign is back!

  • Oh man, #260804 (Galaxy Note 8.0 Touch Offset) is HUGE. I can’t even begin to tell you how annoying that bug is. It got to the point where I’ve gone back to the stock browser on mine. Using the stock browser annoys me since my Chrome web history and currently open tabs on other devices aren’t available. Once this change moves over to the production version of the Chrome app. I’ll go back to using Chrome on my Note 8.0 and wil be an enormously happy camper. My AT&T Note 8.0 came pre-loaded with Chrome 26 which did not have the issue. That issue was introduced in Chrome 27, so it’s taken a really long time to get a fix for this.

  • fakekellex

    Don’t let them fool you, thats a picture of the Moto X screen!

  • Trooper

    Yes but Chrome still sucks!

    • I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

      • Trooper

        Tim cmon brother. It does. Its slow laggy and jitters. I gladly use the stock AOSP browser. So much better man.

        • JasonWhite

          The click controls you get from swiping from either side of the screen are my favorite. Stock browser wins!

  • mustbepbs

    I’m sure it’s still jittery, still buggy and still slow.

    Google should be embarrassed with Chrome for Android.

    • Eric

      They should. I had it on iOS and it was so smooth. It was the only browser I used. When I switched back to android I could definitely notice the difference between the two. Which is pretty sad if you ask me.

  • addicuss

    I wonder if it will get chromecast support. I’m not really sure how useful it would be over something like desktop chromecast support but still.. why the heck not.

  • monkey082506

    Still no chromecast love…

  • droidbeat

    Auto text reflow?

  • Raven

    How about Tab Casting to my ChromeCast from my phone, or am I missing something?

    • EC8CH

      currently tab casting from windows takes pretty beefy specs for whatever reason. Unless they change how it is accomplished to use less resources it may be difficult for mobile devices to do.

    • geedee82

      Hopefully we’ll be able to just do full mirroring from mobile devices soon. Can’t wait till google lifts the beta tag and allows apps to be released.

  • Andrew

    Does this update make Chrome usable? It is so slow on my GNex…

    • EC8CH

      yeah it sucks… which is sad.

    • Steve B

      Haha, everything is slow on the Gnex…

      • EC8CH

        not the battery drain

        • Steve B

          Oh snap!

        • Zach B.

        • ERIFNOMI

          My battery is actually decent on my Gnex as long as I have good signal. It goes straight to hell when signal drops, even when I’m not using it. Everything else is getting painfully slow… Still have 50 minutes before I can decide on the Moto X…

          • prestone1

            that and having some tasker profiles has helped but man, i am so ready to break this thing! dont know how i havent intentionally destroyed it since release day.

        • JoshGroff

          With CM10.1 and the extended battery, I almost made it through a day once!

        • ToddAwesome

          I love actually being able to watch my battery meter go down as I use my GNex. The best is when it takes 45 minutes to go from 100% to 50% and then 10 minutes to be dead, and that’s with the extended battery. Ah Gnex, how I loathe you.

          • EC8CH

            Yes, but remember how awesome it was to have stock ICS when it first came out. Remember the good times.

          • ToddAwesome

            That truly was the bees knees. My face will unlock my phone? AMAZING. ….and then I instantly shut that monkey business right the F off.

          • EC8CH

            I don’t know if you know this but, Todd… ur Awesome.

          • ToddAwesome

            aww shucks…

          • Matt Wolfe

            I’m not sure what you guys do with your phones but my wife has a gnex running stock android that it came with. We have poor reception at our house but it lasts here 1.5 – 2 days typically from a full charge.

  • jnt

    Tim, you and Eric should post as many unrelated articles as you can for the next hour, and maybe throw in an op-ed from Ron on what he thinks the X will be like.

    • EC8CH

      the op-ed from Ron part made me laugh

      • jnt

        Gotta drag it out as much as possible… 🙂

    • Just killing time till we get the green light to post Moto X goodness! HANG IN THERE!

      • MikeCiggy

        When the green light is given the internetz will sadly crash worldwide 😮

      • Trooper

        What is this Moto X you speak of?

      • EC8CH

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        But hanging was outlawed in my state years ago.

  • moelsen8

    where’s my quick controls!?

    • EC8CH

      AOSP browser 😛

  • Mario

    Don’t Care.. Bring Moto X now!! F5 F5 F5 F5

    • TheRobotCow

      So this is what being on cocaine feels like, haven’t stopped pressing refresh in hours

      • Steve B

        What time is the event? Tonight or what?

        • jnt

          I *think* they get to start telling us about it at 3pm est?

          • Steve B

            Is there an event stream or anything?

          • JonathonFlores

            This guy… Really? lol There is NO event!! just wait….and wait…and waaaaaiiitt.

          • jnt

            No – unless I’m mistaken, the event is actually going on right now.

          • ERIFNOMI

            No steam, event starts at 3 eastern, 12 pacific.

          • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

            Better be!

      • ERIFNOMI

        But….the event isn’t until 12 pacific….

      • That’s how I was feeling when waiting to order chromecast.

    • LP @ThisisEther

      Exactly, I expected some pricing news ~2pm Eastern…

    • Corey Hass

      RSS feed?

  • EC8CH

    Issue #247153

    Any why exactly is your Galaxy Nexus still running ICS???

  • Guest

    Moto X????