Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chrome Beta for Android Update

The Chrome Team is unquestionably ecstatic to announce the release of Chrome 41 Beta for Android. Chrome 41.0.2272.34 will be available in Google Play over the next few hours. This release allows you to pull to reload at the top of most pages, along with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements! A partial list of changes in this build are available in the Git 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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13 Comments:

Blogger Doug said...

The git log is a 404 :p

4:45 PM, January 28, 2015  
Blogger Sterling said...

Love the new pull down to refresh feature!

5:49 PM, January 28, 2015  
Blogger Jacob Groß said...

"The Chrome Team is unquestionably ecstatic"

Ohh :D

12:23 AM, January 29, 2015  
Blogger Stephen South said...

Please tell me it is possible to disable pull to refresh using a meta tag? This will break the UX of almost all mobile web apps.

6:51 AM, January 29, 2015  
Blogger Simon said...

@Stephen
Just run preventDefault(). Chances are it won't break many web apps at all since they already have to deal with Apple's bounceback-scrolling the same way.

10:21 AM, January 29, 2015  
Blogger xplosneer said...

I have not missed the ridiculous qualifiers being added in these descriptions... "Excited," "delighted," and this one.

9:23 AM, January 30, 2015  
Blogger Drummond said...

All I get when opening links from external sources is a black screen that also disables chrome!

2:13 AM, January 31, 2015  
Blogger Ōkami San said...

Selecting almost any option in settings page crashes the browser after the latest update. Hope we will get a text wrap option like Opera soon.

8:48 AM, January 31, 2015  
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9:07 AM, February 01, 2015  
Blogger Luke Vesty said...

I've noticed genuine performance improvements with this latest beta on my 2013 Nexus 7. Of course there's still more work to be done but scrolling and pinch zooming is noticeably smoother. Yes, really.

Good work, Google. Keep it coming.

11:47 PM, February 02, 2015  
Blogger NZProgrammer said...

Is there a Javascript event we can hook into for this so we can perform custom refresh logic?

12:56 PM, February 03, 2015  
Blogger Stephen South said...

@Simon Unfortunately those workarounds are quiet nasty, don't work all the time and have performance issues (as you need to listen to all touchmove events).

preventDefault() on touchmove on the body has the side effect of stopping scrolling for all scrollable elements. You then need to apply a work around for elements you want to be scrollable such as adding a 'scrollable' classname and checking for it in the function that calls preventDefault(). This is problematic for a number of reasons. These workarounds can also interfere with libraries such as FastClick.

Chrome team, I hope there is an easier workaround for this in Chrome 41?

3:03 AM, February 05, 2015  
Blogger Fred Cole said...

I've been using the Chrome Beta browser for about 4 years and just recently the black screen issue started happening. I'm currently using version 41.0.2272.45. The browser process must be terminated and the browser reopened to continue browsing.

[Galaxy Note II, Android 4.4.2]

Great browser!

8:26 PM, February 05, 2015  

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