Chrome for Android leaves beta phase

Google chrome for Android has now left its beta phase and is now currently available for all current Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich) devices. Chrome was assumed to be out of beta when it was showcased on Android 4.1 (Jelly bean) at Google's I/O conference, but a blogpost from Google confirms the assumption. The company promises that the application's new update focuses on improving stability and incorporates performance fixes, as well as some "minor UI adjustments, especially for tablets." 

We believe the new version of Chrome will replace the default Android browser in its Jelly bean update and also in later revisions of the Android platform.

The application is now available from the Google Play store.

Source: Google

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Prefer stock more....
Chrome seems to lag more on my Galaxy S and Galaxy S III in scrolling as compared to stock ICS browser... Anyone having such a problem?

Jason_Coffey said,
They are saying F to flash and force people to their formats in the future.... SHOCKER!

The only use Flash still has is playing media. HTML5 has supported that since it's inception. We just don't need Flash anymore...

robinjam said,

The only use Flash still has is playing media. HTML5 has supported that since it's inception. We just don't need Flash anymore...


Try telling that to the thousands of websites out there...

Tempest said,
Flash is now toast on 4.0.4/ICS...not supported.

No! Absolutely wrong. Flash works just fine in Android 4.0.4 (ICS). Chrome is not the default/stock browser. Jellybean (Android 4.1) will not be supported by Adobe for Flash.

FloatingFatMan said,
Only in Chrome. Flash works juuuuust fine on 4.0.4 on the stock browser.

You are right. I reinstalled it and now it works in stock browser...thanks!

Just got the Update on my Galaxy Nexus. Looking good so far.

I think every Google app I have installed required an update just now, 7 in total.

Brian Miller said,
Is Google Chrome available for the iOS platform yet?

I doubt Apple would approve it. I mean, Chrome is essentially Safari with sandboxing and a faster Javascript engine. How can they compete with that?

Brian Miller said,
Is Google Chrome available for the iOS platform yet?

No, but try RockMelt for iOS - it's built on Chrome's source and I find it better, it also has a PC/ Mac version.

Zeikku said,

No, but try RockMelt for iOS - it's built on Chrome's source and I find it better, it also has a PC/ Mac version.

Thanks for the heads up.

Jan said,
Really good update - brings a refined UI and it's also less buggy on my One X.

I haven't really had any bugs using Chrome on my One X but this version does feel a whole lot faster and more fluid. Feels good man.

Brando212 said,
great update, it crashes when i try to open settings

Same here - FC while trying to open settings. Wonder if they test anything before deployment...

No noticeable changes since beta - no performance fixes (still lags a lot on msm8260 and completely unusable on omap 3630), no toolbar auto-hide, still reload twice bookmarks page on new tab open.

How well does this run on a Nexus S 4G ? Is it even worth installing ? I have never had any issues using the stock browser... I tend to think that installing this will hog even more resources and will drain my battery even quicker....

este said,
How well does this run on a Nexus S 4G ? Is it even worth installing ? I have never had any issues using the stock browser... I tend to think that installing this will hog even more resources and will drain my battery even quicker....

I have the Nexus at 4.0.4. Working fine so far. No issue with power usage.

PsYcHoKiLLa said,

Even though Adobe have stated they're stopping supporting Flash on Android? Clever

It still works just fine on 4.0.4. It'll probably continue to work fine on 4.1, just not in the Chrome browser. There are still far too many sites that use flash for me to want to drop it.

Once THAT changes, then sure, I'll not bother with it anymore.

So yes, clever.

sorry if i'm dense but I dont understand what you guys are talking about? flash appears to load in my chrome browser on my Transformer 300?

unless its not flash playing the videos and other items on webpages?

Spyder said,
sorry if i'm dense but I dont understand what you guys are talking about? flash appears to load in my chrome browser on my Transformer 300?

unless its not flash playing the videos and other items on webpages?

Yes, you're being dense. (Sorry, but you asked for that!)

We're referring to Flash in Chrome for Android, which isn't supported.