Chrome for Android updated, introduces full-screen tablet browsing and automatic page translation

July 11, 2013
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Chrome for Android received a new update today, adding Google Translate functionality and full-screen tablet browsing to the mix. While these two features are the meat of the update, Chrome 28.0.1500.64 also brings us a new UI for RTL languages such as Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. According to the Chrome team, you can also expect minor bug fixes and performance tweaks as well.

Google Translate functionality has been present in the Chrome Beta since May and even longer in the desktop version, but it’s great to see the stable channel finally get the ability to automatically translate pages over to a user’s native language.

Equally welcome is the new full-screen tablet browsing mode, which pretty much works the same as we’ve seen on the phone. You can now simply scroll down the page and the toolbar will disappear, giving you better use of screen real-estate on your tablet.

Just remember that you might not be able to grab the update right away, as – for better or worse – Google seems to be continuing with its staged rollout approach. Have you managed to get your hands on the Chrome for Android update? If so, what do you think?

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