Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chrome for Android Update

The Chrome Team is excited to announce the promotion of Chrome 30 to the Stable channel for Android users. Chrome 30.0.1599.82, which will be will be available in Google Play over the next few days, contains a number of new features including:
  • Updated swiping gestures
    • Swipe horizontally across the top toolbar to quickly switch tabs.
    • Drag vertically down from the toolbar to enter into the tab switcher view. 
    • Drag down from the menu to open the menu and select the item you want without having to lift your finger.
  • Faster searching when going from the Google Search app to Chrome
  • Improved Password Sync
  • Search by image on long press
  • Many other improvements
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 myanmarestates said...

Wow..Fascinating!! Long time waiting and thanks alot for new features especially google image search.

10:42 AM, October 03, 2013  
Blogger clint said...

I see that Chrome 30 for Android supports policies (see chrome://policy). How do you configure them? There is documentation for Windows, Linux, and OSX but I haven't found anything for Android.

12:27 PM, October 03, 2013  
Blogger Ben P said...

Please, please, please give me the option to go back to the old tab change gesture.

This new thing is just awful. I have to go back to the old version of chrome because of this change.

It was unacceptable on the beta version and for some reason you let it slip into release.

Put the option in flags if for some reason you think its a good change.

This is a 1 star app now and was so good before.

11:44 PM, October 03, 2013  
Blogger Giuseppe P said...

Hi, I've updated to 30.0.1599.82 right now and I've Android 4.0.4. The UI seems to be the same of the previous release further, I'm unable to do any swiping gestures. Can you help me?

3:08 AM, October 04, 2013  
Blogger WhiZ said...

Like Ben P, I want the previous tab change gesture back - works much better on Nexus 7. Why not at least have the option?
That feature alone is the main reason I use Chrome.

When holding a tablet in either portrait or landscape (my) hands are naturally holding from the bottom half, while the toolbar is at the top (Win8's IE metro got this right, toolbar at the bottom) but because I could switch tabs from where my fingers naturally are browsing was a great experience.
Now though, I have to surgically swipe from the toolbar's narrow address row which not only disappears (more swipes) but the tabs are there anyway, so what is the point swiping?!

Please can bring back the previous tab change gesture?

Otherwise is there a way to got back to the previous version of Chrome? ... last time I trust auto update!

5:14 AM, October 06, 2013  
Blogger Kambanka said...

Cool! You managed to kill the only thing making me use Chrome - side swipe for Tab switching. Now on Opera.

2:59 PM, October 09, 2013  
Blogger Unknown said...

Chrome still use lots of memories.
But the problem is that it consumes too much batteries. (around 10% in 10 minutes during web surfing.)

11:35 PM, October 14, 2013  
Blogger Tom Prejean said...

The latest update broke webgl. X3dom and the webgl aquarium no longer work. Chrome beta for android still works.

3:02 AM, October 15, 2013  

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