Chrome for Android gets performance update, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 support

by: Bams SadewoNovember 2, 2012

Since it shed its beta skin in June, the Chrome for Android app hasn’t gotten many updates from Google. While the browser is fast and stable enough, it’s still lacking some features found on the desktop version.

What can we expect to see from the new version of the mobile browser that’s just been pushed out to Google Play?

As per the changelog, the new version doesn’t seem to bring any new features. The “What’s new” description only said that it comes with “a number of stability fixes and performance improvements.” That’s fine and dandy, as we always welcome the speed boost.

However, further digging on Google’s Chrome Releases blog reveals that version 18.0.1025464 of the app also brings support for the upcoming Nexus 4 smartphone and the Nexus 10 tablet. Seeing that Chrome comes pre-installed on all new Nexus devices, perhaps there are some bugs on the shipped browser that needed exterminating.

For those who are keeping score, Chrome for Android is four versions behind its desktop counterpart. Despite its shortcoming, is Chrome still your browser of choice? What’s the main thing you’d like to see coming to the browser?

  • Kevin Simon

    Full screen, flash video to HTML 5 video redirection.

  • Zaeem Shahzad

    I’d love to see them resurrect flash support for smartphones.

  • MasterMuffin

    Using boat because it allows flash in 4.1

  • I use Dolphin on my Android…much much better…not that Chrome isn’t good at all…it’s just not as good as the competition yet (mobile only of course! the desktop version is the ruler of all browsers! :D )

  • Flash Support. Some speed tweaks

  • Flash!

  • col

    Full screen on nexus 10