Thursday, October 31, 2013

Chrome Beta for Android Update

Chrome Beta for Android has been updated to 31.0.1650.42 and will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. This release has a number of crash fixes as well as the following fixes:
  • New features for devices running Android KitKat
    • Print from Chrome
    • Simpler tab switcher on low memory devices
  • 305526: Blank videos but audio intact
  • 296882: [Nexus 10] Previous selected mails turns blank in gmail
  • 307773: Signing-in to Chrome from settings with an account with passphrase doesn't ask user for passphrase
  • 306226: Youtube fullscreen videos are not playing until tap the play icon
  • 306213: Youtube Audio keeps playing on returning from video playing in fullscreen
  • 302679: [WebApps] 3rd party URL's from web app opens with glitches and blank screens
  • 286470: [M31] Search query or URL disappears from the search box/ omnibox for a moment on committing the search
Known issues:
  • 310869: Sometimes sync remains Uninitialized state until user restarts Chrome
  • 285066: Jaggy text on
  • 306690: Display corruption on Galaxy Note 3
  • 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



Blogger Sterling said...

The desktop version of YouTube says Flash is missing and the player doesn't load the HTML5 version, but on websites with embedded YouTube videos they load!

3:48 PM, October 31, 2013  
Blogger Ron Waldon said...

On a related note, I have a feature request for a better Flash-blocking behaviour here:

4:44 PM, October 31, 2013  
Blogger Scott Stephens said...

Just updated to Version 31.0.1650.41 beta on the Pixel. Since then, every 5 mins or so I get a loud buzz for about 5 seconds. This happens in both the headphone jack and thru the speakers. I haven't made any other changes. Is this a known issue?

5:44 PM, October 31, 2013  
Blogger Scott Stephens said...

Just an update - I think it's more like a 10 second buzz that occurs every 15 mins or so. Most recently it was triggered by the "ping" of a google chat notification but other times appear random.

6:08 PM, October 31, 2013  
Blogger Samuel Braff said...

I'm getting the same experience as Scott Stephens -- the right speaker issues a loud and annoying buzz without any related user action. I experienced it again this morning after having just logged in.

8:12 AM, November 01, 2013  
Blogger Aaron said...

i just updated to Version 32.0.1687.2 dev-m Aura of chrome and now youtube will not play videos properly or at all. the audio plays but the video does not, also when attempting to scroll down the page starts to glitch out pretty bad (i have a screenshot but no where to attach it). i can still click on links and other videos but nothing plays, i only get audio.

10:51 AM, November 01, 2013  
Blogger Patrik said...

The number of settings is still a frikkin joke. When will you stop treating chrome for android as a frikkin light version!? Grow up damnit!

12:53 PM, November 01, 2013  
Blogger Scott Stephens said...

@ Samuel Braff - glad to hear I'm not the only one. It's my right speaker as well and I'm guessing it's the signal to the speaker that's the problem as I got it in my headphones but not on my bluetooth speaker.

Any ideas google?

6:50 PM, November 01, 2013  
Blogger P. Nikolov said...

Google does wonders with v31 !!!

1. Now, FULL Support HTML5 in desktop version

2. Remove wide viewport for 10" Tablet

3. Low requirement for RAM.

4. Very fast start! To x10 faster start from Firefox.

But there is one problem. Please consumer response! Why are there lag when scrolling web page at 10" Tablet (Tegra 2, Tegra 3 and other).
Firefox does not have this problem

If you remove that nasty lag will be AMAZING!

7:37 AM, November 02, 2013  
Blogger Sizzers said...

Again, no update for x86 *grrr*

11:29 PM, November 02, 2013  
Blogger coth said...

Yeah, they forgot on x86 again.

I wonder if large white spaces on tablets were fixed?

12:23 AM, November 03, 2013  
Blogger john dimm said...

Glad to see Web Speech API and WebRTC running on a cellphone! They work well separately. I use both at the same time for my app, and that's no problem on Chrome for Windows, but on Chrome Beta for Android it prompts me over and over for permission to use my microphone. It won't take "Allow" as an answer. I get the same infinite loop with two WebRTC pages in two tabs. They must be stealing the mic away from each other. Is it not possible to share mic input? Again, no problem on a PC.

2:36 PM, November 04, 2013  

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