Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chrome Beta for Android Update

The Chrome team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 26 to the Beta channel for Android. Chrome 26.0.1410.26 contains a number of fixes and enhancements, along with these new features:
  • Password Sync 
    • This will be enabled over the coming days. We will only sync with other clients that are based on Chrome 26 or higher.
  • Autofill Sync
Known Issues:
  • 180205 - Short flings decelerate too quickly
  • 179833 - Keyboard reappears after being dismissed whilst text is underlined
  • 179188 - On signing in to Chrome with a new account, Chrome to Mobile seeks authentication
  • 176399: Swype keyboard commits text after every setComposition()
  • Occasional crashes and hangs
A partial list of changes in this build is available in the SVN revision log. If you find a new issue, please let us know by filing a bug. More information about Chrome for Android is available on the Chrome site.

Jason Kersey
Google Chrome

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18 Comments:

Blogger Sterling said...

Great news: Password sync!!

1:56 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Martin said...

Not compatible with Nexus 7? Why?

2:28 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Lawrence Chan said...

Why does the new version required an extra permission which gain access to camera?

2:40 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Sean Powell said...

No Nexus 7 support? Any reason?

2:40 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Chaitanya Sameer said...

Why is the scrolling not smooth in this version?

2:44 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Martin Pelant said...

Why is my Nexys 7 noi longer supported?

3:35 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Dale said...

Tab UI performance is messed up again like it was initially in the 25 beta. Also can't get it on nexus 7. Great to see text rendering improvements but a shame its still too large l. Please see my bug report https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=174959

3:52 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Barney Doan said...

Typical Google with your beta mentality. You locked out your Nexus 7 users. Good job! Don't you pay someone to check for bugs?

3:58 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Sterling said...

Scrolling is really bad in this release. I mean scrolling has always been bad on Chrome, even on the desktop, but this time it's really bad. Just flicking the page up a little doesn't move the page much.

4:08 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Alison & Stephen said...

When I search and hit the wrench›search tools›time function it doesn't respond at all, not even highlights. Any others experience this? Solution?

4:59 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Fiona Walsh said...

I mean scrolling has always been bad on Chrome, Pete even on the desktop, but this time it's really bad.

6:23 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger awesome said...

Its a beta you idiots. Of course its going to have bugs. Scrolling, Nexus 7, new camera permissions, and other things are expected. It would be bizarre if there weren't issues. That's why they have a beta channel. It's for catching those bugs before they get to the main channel. Report the bugs you find through the proper channels not here on a blog post.

6:25 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger H-nonymous said...

Password sync at the cost of no nexus 7. Why do you tease me so...

11:22 PM, March 05, 2013  
Blogger Uuganbayar Sukhbaatar said...

When is WebRTC for Android ?

12:34 AM, March 06, 2013  
Blogger Mike from Devon said...

I really hope no Google employees read these comments. After the effort these guys put in, it would be very depressing reading.

1:26 AM, March 06, 2013  
Blogger coth said...

Scrolling was always been laggy, but situation is even worse with latest beta...

I hope Google will drop works on new features and will concentrate all force specifically on optimizations - lags, hangs etc...

3:37 AM, March 06, 2013  
Blogger Sterling said...

Oh, I doubt Google employees are as thin-skinned as some Google's fans, Mike from Devon.

There's a reason why this blog accepts comments.

7:02 AM, March 06, 2013  
Blogger Tuvia said...

Oh Nexus 7 support how I miss thee....

11:45 AM, March 06, 2013  

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