Chrome for Android just got an update, which Google says makes the browser safer.
Google software engineer Jay Civelli explains in a blog post, “This release strengthens Chrome for Android’s sandbox technology, which helps ensure malicious mobile websites are contained and do not impact the entire browser. This is made possible by the innovative multi-process architecture in Chrome for Android, in conjunction with Android’s User ID (UID) isolation technology. This more in-depth sandboxing capability will be automatically used for devices with Android 4.1, Jellybean.”
Additional features of the update include (via Google Play):
- Location preference now integrated to system level Google apps location setting.
- Youtube videos controls now work in full screen mode; videos continue playing after a screen lock/unlock
- Fixes to make third-party IMEs work better with Chrome
The update also comes with a number of bug fixes. It’s available for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and up.