Chrome Beta

Chrome Beta for Android was updated today, to fix a handful of bugs and undoubtedly introduce a few new ones. Build 25.0.1364.33 is being pushed to Google Play, and everyone should see it in a few hours. The change log shows the following fixes:

  • 164632 - Edit Bookmark is broken
  • 167351 - Youtube video controls are lost after returning from fullscreen
  • 167016 - Some Samsung Galaxy S2 freezes
  • 168062 - Double tapping on non-zoomable sites scrolls the page to the top briefly before returning to original position
  • 167379 - Sometimes tabswitcher is frozen
  • 166998 - Tab content stretched out while returning to it through side swipe gesture
  • 168632 - Crash - Stack Signature: TabAndroidImpl::FromWebContents
  • 168388 - Sync signed in info text's font size is too small
  • 168430 - Bookmark star icon doesn't turn grey/white immediately after bookmarking URL /deleting URL from bookmarks

Minor annoyances all, but the beta track is where things like this get fixed. We're not going to post every time Chrome Beta gets updated, but we want to throw this one out so everyone can try the new Web Speech API when they are able to update to see how (if) it works on mobile. I'm hammering away, and I know plenty of you will be as well -- sound off in the comments once you get the update and know if it works or not.

Didn't get around to installing Chrome Beta? Because it's beta software (as opposed to beta-feeling software) it's not listed or searchable in Google Play. Click the link above to get it.

Via: Google

There are 11 comments

Floss82 says:

What is the difference between this Chrome beta and the Chrome browser app? Lol Thanks

littleemp says:

There may be (read: will be) bugs.

It also benchmarks faster than Chrome.

still1 says:

search the difference between beta and stable, you will get the answer.

tim242 says:

Why is it so hard for them to implement FULL SCREEN MODE?!

icu says:

If they bring this AND the Google Labs navigation/UI and I'll be in - tab syncing is of little use to me and I still like having flash as an option, but give me full screen, Google Labs and equal speed and I'm in.

ybcthanerd says:

i c tha update i tap it then no update

Floss82 says:

I just got the update

Floss82 says:


dancing-bass says:

9pm Central time. Manitoba Canada. Stock 4.2.1 on Galaxy Nexus.

Just did a full power cycle and when it powered back up, it downloaded the update. I checked the Play Store just before to see if the update was there, and it wasn't showing. This isn't the first time a reboot has forced an app to update either....

Anyone else notice that a reboot seems to force updates from the Play store?

Getting error once I tap on microphone

jcsquared says:

Got the update last night, but the web speech API crashes my the tab as soon as I click the microphone icon.