Chrome for Android now out of beta, available in Google Play for those with OS 4.0 and above

Ian Hardy

June 27, 2012 3:16pm


Not that all the previous Google news wasn’t enough – Nexus 7, Nexus Q, Jelly Bean – they’ve gone forth and shed the beta stamp from Chrome for Android. Everyone can officially download it now from Google Play, well only those with OS 4.0 and above. The version number is 18.0.1025123 and brings you similar features you would expect from the desktop browser.

Download it here from Google Play

  • TestMe

    CHROME IS MY FAVOURITE!!! :)

  • monsterduc1000

    All features except flash…

  • haxor99

    I’ll stick with dolphin

    • excessdan

      i don’t find it to be super stable but it has flash support as well as lastpass extension support

  • Frank

    Needs flash…

  • manchild

    Skip updating the YouTube app people.

  • M Jin

    Not just Chrome; Google issued massive updates on their apps just a moment ago.

    Google Play Movies, Play Books, Maps, Earth, Street View, Youtube, Plus… all get updated on my phone.

  • EddieWinslow

    This has been the daily driver for browsing on my phone since I got ICS

  • Ehrand

    no flash, no thank you. I’ll stick with Dolphin HD.

  • Alex

    No flash, totally lose the reason I use my android Tablet.

    • Mark

      You’re still thinking like it is 2010. Flash is dying and on its way out. HTML5 is the future.

  • purdy44

    I’ll be picking up my S3 later this afternoon, at which point I will immediately install the new firefox (which supports flash) and compare it with the stock browser.

  • Hub

    Requires ICS. Sorry I have to pass.

  • Alex

    Sucks for the other 93%..

  • Dennis

    Still no “Request Desktop Site” option like in the stock ICS browser? I also wonder if they’ve fixed the page rendering issues with some forums I’m on (some text is very large, other text is small).

    • kevy

      I’m updated and still have the desktop option available.
      GS2 ICS 4.0.3

  • Bob Westlake

    This is exactly why I am thinking of going back to my I-phone. My 2 year old I-phone 3gs has ios 5.1 on it, while it does not have all of the functionality of the I-phone 4s, it is running the latest software. Who can run out every three months and get another phone just to get the latest software?

  • KyoKeun

    I find chrome to be more stable and overall minor updates that made Chrome very polished :D Good job Google!

  • Shaggyskunk

    Much better than the stock ics browser

  • Stuntman

    I still use Flash. I’m not going to just stop using Flash. I know it’s a legacy system, but it is still around and will still be around for some time.

    As for everything else, I am liking Chrome so far. I’m going to give it a week to see how it compares with the stock browser.

  • S2556

    Just put it on my new S3