Chrome for Android Update

Chrome 18.0.1026311 is now available for download on Google Play and from the Google Play Store on your Intel x86 based mobile device.  Known issues are available on the Chrome support site.  If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug.  More information on Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Chrome for Android saw an update in the Google Play Store today, bringing about a number of stability and security improvements. Aside from was was listed on the app’s Play Store page, the 18.0.1026311 update also added compatibility for x86 devices meaning Android users with devices branded “Intel Inside,” can finally enjoy synced tabs and other Chrome goodies.

Here’s the official change log:

Chrome for Android M18.1

This version update includes a number of security and stability improvements. Additional highlights:

  • Location preference now integrated to system level Google apps location setting.
  • YouTube videos controls now work in full screen mode; videos continue playing after a screen lock/unlock
  • Fixes to make third-party IMEs work better with Chrome

Honestly, it’s been awhile since I’ve used Chrome for Android. I find the stock app to be much faster so I normally just stick with that (unless I need to access my desktop’s tabs, in which case I’ll jump on Chrome). What’s more is apparently Chrome for iOS is a full 3 versions ahead, adding just a bit more insult to injury. Out of curiosity, what are you guys using as your default web browser?

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