Chrome 55 Update for Android Brings Easy Downloads of Webpages for Offline Reading

An update for the Chrome app (not the Beta and not the Dev app) is rolling out, labeled as version 55. Inside, users will be treated to four key changes: Easier downloading of music, videos and full web pages for offline viewing, downloads sharing within Chrome, misspelled words highlighting, and improvements to the contextual search UI.  (more…)

Chrome App Updated With Article Suggestions, Background Media Playback

An update for Chrome is headed out, available for download now on Google Play. Inside Chrome 54, users can expect to see a few changes, such as the ability to view article suggestions from inside a new tab page.

Also listed in the changelog is support for background media playback, but only for sites that support it, as well as a feature for updating saved passwords when you change or reset them on Chrome.  (more…)

Chrome Canary Lands on Android With Its “Unstable” Self

Chrome, the browser you probably use on both your phone and desktop, comes in a variety forms. You have the stable channel – also known as Chrome – that is ready for widespread use. You have a beta channel – also known as Chrome Beta – which is somewhat experimental and often gets new features before stable, but could be somewhat unreliable at times. You have the dev channel – known as Chrome Dev – which is pre-beta, almost an alpha, and is certainly not-all-that-stable, but is a good place to look for upcoming Chrome features. And then you have Canary, which is for the most part unstable and untested and lives on the “bleeding edge” of browser innovation. Canary is now available on Android.  (more…)