Many people who buy Android phones also like to pair it up with a Google based browser and why not? Google Chrome is the world’s most popular web browser, and it’s my personal favourite also. It offers great speeds, and once you get used to typing a few letters in instead of using the mouse, you’ll also understand how much upside it has to offer over the competition. Naturally, because Android is a product of Google you will be given the Chrome as a default, so if you’re a little less tech savvy than most , chances are you’ll be using the Chrome without even knowing what I’m talking about.
There’s a new build of Chrome which has now left the beta stages and moved on to being a stable build. That means it’s stable enough to use on the most part. There will still be bugs as there naturally is with most software, but the big problematic areas will be grayed out, and it should be a rather smooth ride to use for your handsets. This is Chrome 31, and means that this will be the 31st time a new Chrome version has been given out.
As we so often see, mobiles give a bunch of exploits, many of which need patching up and given a fix. These fixes get implemented with updates and Google have saved a bevy of them for this one. Security wise, you can expect the chrome 31 to be top-notch and a class above the old. A few big flaws were found by people using the software last time around. Memory corruption issues were found and Android were so happy with the person who discovered it that they issued them a $50,00 reward. Keep that in mind for your future web browsing from am mobile phone!
One of the biggest changes in this edition is the use of apps coming from the browser itself. There will be a new “add to home” option which will let users moves apps over to where they want them.
The other big news is that it comes with Android 4.4 KitKat support. Not only that, but also many of the new features that KitKat has will now be able to be used via the Chrome. Things like the new printing feature which eliminates the need to send yourself an email and then open to then print via the normal computer way. The future should see lots more native integration making tasks like this much easier compared to what we have known of them to date.
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