Google updates Chrome for Android with Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 support

Daniel Bader

November 1, 2012 4:08pm

Google has released an update for the Android version of its Chrome browser, adding support for the upcoming Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices.

The company’s official changelog merely states that “this version update includes a number of stability fixes and performance improvements,” but there is more explanation over at Google’s Chrome Releases Blog. The update is for both ARM-and x86-based devices, so it should run on Motorola’s recently-released RAZR i without issue.

The Android software is now based on relatively old code, version 18.0, while the stable desktop channel runs version 22.0; the Dev channels are already at version 24.0. Whether Google will bring the Android and desktop versions of Chrome to code parity in the future is a hot topic among enthusiasts, as many of the latter’s features are not yet available on mobile.

Regardless of the code base, Chrome for Android is one of the fastest and most usable mobile browsers available on both smartphones and tablets.

You can download Chrome for Android from Google Play.

Via: TNW

  • Sub-Joker

    I’m still waiting for “full screen” mode to come to chrome.

  • Gamer_Z.

    I am still waiting for it to support all the features of the stock browser. Does Chrome for Android STILL not have support for offline pages or easy history viewing?! (Also, I would not mind getting quick controls.)

  • Jeff

    I’m still waiting to be able to finally pre-order the phone

  • chad

    forget chrome, dolphin will be awsome on nexus 4.

  • Drew Moreberry

    It would be nice if they would fix the One X/Tegra 3 graphics glitch with Chrome. Still getting almost nothing but blank pages when I use it.