Chrome update on HTC One

A quick heads up, folks, that the Chrome browser for Android has gotten an update today. The changelog is vague in the usual ways, noting "stability and security updates."

But for those who are using an HTC One, you'll need to download this new version right away, as it fixes a pretty annoying audio bug that would cause the phone to launch straight into speakerphone mode when placing a call — damned near deafening, thanks to that Boomsound thing blasting from the front-facing speakers. Not everyone saw this bug — but for those of us who did, this is a most welcome fix.

 
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zackmack7 says:

Hmm I was having an issue with the audio of Vine videos in chrome. Or the lack of audio, really. I have to watch Vine videos in the vine app itself

jeddo45 says:

Just because I'm curious, why wouldn't you want to use the app for that? Just a preference?

Nexus 5...enough said

zackmack7 says:

When I try and open a Vine link in Plume, it seems like its sometimes faster to open the video up in Chrome rather than in the Vine app itself. I might be the only person who does that lol

jeddo45 says:

Makes sense

Nexus 5...enough said

jhilker says:

So glad to know this. Thanks!

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Warrenisit says:

Answering with speakerphone engaged has happened to me a few times on my EVO 4G LTE. Wonder if it's a similar issue or just me inadvertently hitting a button with my face....

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It's been happening to me on my Evo Lte as well. Don't know if it has to do with Chrome, just thought it was a 4.3 bug or something.

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wezi427 says:

I was wondering if anyone was having an issue where you were viewing something that had a link to view a video and chose to use the Chrome browser. But once you got to the site the video was playable, but with out audio. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

Razieltov says:

That doesn't happen on the HTC ONE

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This article is mainly about an issue with the HTC One. You are much more likely to find people able to help you in the Samsung forums on this site, particularly the one for your specific phone.

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wezi427 says:

I know that, but I wanted to see if anyone had that same problem with a different phone.

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

Tswfootball says:

Well actually I read this bug was seen on the xperia z1 compact as well.. So seems chrome messed up a bunch of devices..

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wezi427 says:

Thanks

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

Good to know! I was experiencing this on my One, and thought it was a bug in the Phone/Dialer app that was baked into KitKat...glad to hear that this should fix things up, but any idea how a bug in Chrome was causing this odd issue with speakerphone? They seem like pretty separate functions lol.

Freshy#WN says:

I had that bug.. Just updated and tried to make a call.. Still goes straight to speaker phone

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neonworm says:

Try rebooting.

justdubya says:

This is amazing news! I spent an entire weekend talking to Tmo and HTC trying to get to the bottom of this.

Installed and restarted... After 6 test calls it hasn't happened... Yet. We'll see.

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Lol I actually thought I just had a strange face that was touching the screen :-)

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popartist says:

Thank goodness, I had this bug and it almost made me deaf a couple of times!

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hobbeshill says:

Holy hell, that's what's been causing that? Scares the hell outta me every time.

Had that bug. Irritating little thing. My ears and i are thankful for the update.

Eclectech says:

Hmmm, and I thought this was a new feature. I liked that the phone started in speakerphone mode

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neonworm says:

Why?

I had no idea this was a bug with Chrome!! I thought I had installed a mod for this and not realized it.
Does anyone know what Chrome had to do with the dialer?

hemiclaus says:

That's what I'm wondering

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K White1 says:

After practically rupturing my eardrum a few times, I've trained myself to look for the blue speaker on symbol before placing the phone to my ear. Glad I don't have to bother with that anymore.

The issue didn't occur during every call, but it seems to be working normally since this update.

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montecarlo48 says:

It is fixed good update

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jsting76 says:

This occurred on my HTC Droid DNA. Every other call would place phone in speaker mode.

micu82 says:

Same with my HTC One X and my girlfriends Desire 500. But this fix did the magic.

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KeithFoster says:

My phone has been doing that. I had no idea why I just assumed it was user error.

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rudyy50 says:

Just another reason to not use Google apps.

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neonworm says:

Every app has bugs once in a while. Not just Google apps.

Razieltov says:

I would have never known about this bug. I never use the earpiece. I use a bluetooth. I can't stand holding a phone to my ear. It's the 21st century for crying out loud

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ahutchga1972 says:

My phone's been doing that. I thought it was me.

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itr themes says:

Fixes the same bug for LGOG as well... Thank goodness, that was annoying!

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TriBeard92 says:

And here I thought it was the custom ROM I was running.

Voxophone says:

Finally! This has been so irritating lately. Glad it's finally fixed.

The update DID NOT fix the issue.
HTC One
Kit Kat
Chrome auto update turned on - fully updated

Anoop102 says:

Same error exist on Xperia Z1 for me...thanks for the update....will try soon.

What about The same bud on xperia-z??

Acorns says:

Now I can't send any calls.. No ring after dialing any number, not sure whether it's my carrier, though I have full bars

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Acorns says:

After clearing the app cache for the dialer now it works

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Acorns says:

But at least that stupid bug has gone regarding the speakerphone!!! Sorry about all tho posts!

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braygor says:

Thanks for the update! Damn near broke an eardrum last week.

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patchs says:

I use TouchPal Contacts as my default dialer on my HTC One and I was getting the speaker phone too.
Thanks for the restart tip, I was wondering why just the update didn't do anything.

pheatton says:

Wow never knew this was the cause for that annoying little bug. I swore it was something else I installed.

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peteygrizz says:

Well, my HTC One Mini is still having the same issue after the update.

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HTC One still having same issue.
The latest Chrome update DOES NOT fix the issue.

My ear is still bleeding after last call

Hate to burst your bubble. But the update DID NOT fix the issue.
HTC One
Kit Kat
Chrome on auto update - have new update especially the one you claim fixes it.

srfox says:

Bad update for my N7 (2012) and N10. The app crashed on start and closed on both though it was okay on my N5 and N4. I had to uninstall updates then reinstall and it was fine. Lost all settings and bookmarks though.