Chrome For Android Beta Gets An Update

Chris CrumDeveloper & Design

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Earlier this month, Google announced the beta version of Chrome for Android Though it's only available for select countries and languages for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich.

Today, Google announced an update to the beta channel for Chrome for Android. Google's Srikanth Rajagopalan writes:

Chrome for Android has been updated to Beta 1.1 (0.16.4215.215), picking up changes that have gone in through Chrome 16.0.912.77.  Beyond the Chrome changes, this update contains: 

  • Android Beam support - now beam URLs from Chrome to other devices with NFC.
  • Support for additional countries
  • Compatibility checks to ensure system prerequisites for Chrome are met
  • Essential bug fixes

Known issues

  • 112923 : No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA
  • 113140 : Youtube Links Do Not Prompt For Which Application to Use
  • 113132 : Chrome for Android beta doesn't support configured proxy in wi-fi settings
  • Other notable issues listed here

If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.

The full country list is now:

United States
United Kingdom

The other day, Google uploaded an hour-long video looking at the new browser through the eyes of its engineers. If you're planning on developing for it, you may want to check it out:

Chris Crum
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