In the newest build of Chrome Beta for Android that was released this afternoon, we finally get password and autofill syncing on mobile. Both are features that have been carried across desktops for some time, but continued to be highly requested for smartphones and tablets, as they eliminate tedious form filling and a need to use your memory. Today is a great day, especially for those of us that have grown tired of re-typing things on mobile that have become automatic on desktops.
We should point out that in order to test out syncing passwords, you’ll need to run the latest Chrome Beta for desktops as well. The feature will roll out in the coming days, so don’t get frustrated if you aren’t seeing it right away.
Via: Google Chrome Blog
If tinkering in Chrome is something that warms your pants, then be sure to install the latest version of Chrome Beta for Android, as it added support for “chrome://flags” and its experimental features. In this section, you’ll see a number of items listed, some of which work in Android, others that are desktop specific. Things like disabling deferred 2D canvas, adding an FPS counter, and WebGL are some of your choices.
To access this new section, simply type in “chrome://flags” in the address bar of Chrome Beta.
Via: Chrome Releases
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