Google Introduces New Chrome Beta Program to Help With Issues and to Test New Features

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Google Chrome came out of “beta” back in June, as it had become a stable enough product. But since Google is continuing to create new features for it, they still need a platform to be able to test, similarly to what they do with Chrome for desktops. So today, they introduced Chrome Beta, again, as a way to get new features in your hands and to fix issues much faster.

In the release notes, they mention that this build brings a “slew of updates and improvements” over the stable channel build that you are already running, however, they didn’t provide any specifics. They did go ahead and tell you what’s broken, though, more than likely to keep down the complaints. 

Here is the full list of known bugs:

  • Performance is sluggish, noticeably on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
  • Frequent freeze on devices with specific versions of Qualcomm GPU driver
  • Text autosizing may break formatting on some sites
  • 164632 – Editing bookmark feature is broken
  • 165244 – Text position handler jumps or disappears when moving
  • 163439 – Clicking on links in not navigating on Nexus 7
  • 166233 – Unable to submit comments on Facebook posts in desktop version of Facebook
  • 165244 – Text handler jumps or disappears when moving
  • 167351 – Youtube video controls are lost after returning from fullscreen video mode
  • 162486 – iframe scrolling broken

To grab Chrome Beta, hit up the direct Play Link below. And keep in mind that a direct link is the only way you’ll find it, as they have removed it from search results in the Play Store.

Play Link


Via:  Google Chrome | Chrome Releases



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