Chrome Beta for Android updated to v28, includes Google Translate, other features

May 24, 2013
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Chrome Beta for Android

Chrome Beta for Android has been updated to version 28 (28.0.1500.21), which includes several new features like built-in translation.

Here is the full changelog for the application, as posted by Google on its blog:

  • Google Translate: When you come across a page written in a language that isn’t in the same language as your phone or tablet, look for the translation bar
  • Fullscreen on tablets: Simply scroll the page to dismiss the toolbar
  • Support for fullscreen API
  • New graph showing your estimated bandwidth savings when you use the experimental data compression feature
  • Mobile friendly error pages

The most useful feature seems to be the Google Translate integration, which will certainly come in handy when visiting websites written in an unknown language, but full screen support on tablets as well as that bandwidth saving graphic are also interesting.

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Image Credit: Android Police

The stable version of Chrome for Android has also been just updated to version 27 (27.0.1453.90), which also includes some interesting features:

  • Panel windows for chat and more
  • New Launcher positioning mode
  • Per App list of open tabs & windows
  • Horizontal three finger scrub moves between tabs
  • New folder hierarchy on file manager
  • Autocomplete in Drive search
  • Memory management optimization
  • Enhanced support for common wireless touchpads/mice
  • Updated Chrome Office Viewer extension
  • Pepper Flash updated to 11.7.700.202-r2
  • GTalk plugin updated to 3.15.2.0

Chrome for Android or Chrome Beta for Android are available as free downloads from the Google Play Store, just follow the Source links below.

Comments

  • MasterMuffin

    PepperFlash?

  • Corintho Fernandes

    Pepper Flash??? Where? I’m using chrome 27 (27.0.1453.90) in my Galaxy S III and pepper plugin is not present… This post is wrong :(