Chrome for Android gains support for multi-window devices, undo closed tabs,  and more

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 21, 2014

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Google just announced the availability of version 35 of Chrome, the default browser on many Android devices and one of the most popular mobile browsers around.

Chrome 35.0.1916.122 is now available in the Play Store, and brings several new features and bug fixes, of which the native support for multi-window functionality may be the most important. Google’s announcement post doesn’t specify what these devices are; Samsung, for instance, already supported Chrome on the Galaxy S5, Note 3, TabPRO series, and other devices, but the feature should make life easier for other OEMs looking to add multi-window support to their devices.

Another neat feature is the ability to reopen a tab you accidentally closed, just like you can on the desktop with the Ctrl-Shift-T shortcut. It’s a small, but thoughtful touch.

Subtitles and HTML5-based controls in full screen mode are now supported and Google extended the ability to cast more types of videos. An assortment of bug fixes applied in the update can be checked out here.

Head over to the Play Store to install Chrome for Android or fire up the Play Store app on your device to check for an update.

  • Pedro

    I wonder if the multi window support might mean the next android version will support it by default?

    • Dion Creighton

      i was thinking the same thing, they might as well do it.

  • Mozaik

    Does scrolling still lag. I have note 3 it sucks compared to Samsung stock browser in scrolling.

    • deepen915

      what lag? My S5 is fine

  • Paulo Costa

    No Immersive mode yet? (I’m using ‘All In One Gestures’ app, but it would be great if default apps uses this function)

  • IDontKnowMyName

    I quite like how bookmarks are now listed rather than tiled icons.

  • Luka Mlinar

    This is by far the slowest browser i had on my phone. Untill they make it faster and less demanding, no amount of features will get me to go back to it.

  • xoj_21

    they need to fix battery usage….

    • Yes the battery usage is too high. I Have monitor some usage statistics of chrome using third party app it was highly loaded and also occupies more memory to run efficiently…from android app

  • Chrome Browser for android is one of the most widely used android browser. I am using it since quite often time. But the last update was one best update. But there are many other powerful browser too which makes it full competition with Chrome. But as per my view due to Google propitiatory Chrome will always be the best in Future too … from free tips