Google Chrome gets fixes for third-party IMEs, full-screen YouTube controls, and more

Google Chrome has just just received a quick upgrade in the Google Play Store, and its changes may seem minimal to most but still appreciated by many. For starters, Google has issued fixes to make third party IMEs — or keyboards — work better with the browser. Fixes to make YouTube controls usable in full-screen made have also been pushed.

Finally, Google Chrome will pull your location preference from the system level so that you don’t have to specify your preferences each time you install the app. Any update is a good update unless it adds ads, so be sure to find it in the Google Play Store.

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  • PacoBell

    Anyone with the update notice SwiftKey going wonky sometimes when backspacing? My cursor tends to jump somewhere near the top randomly in the text field.

  • toomuchgame441

    Why don’t they update the app so u can hide the notification bar while in the browser ?

  • Jason Farrell

    They also added a new option to import bookmarks.

  • Daniel

    Literally the worst broswer. I want to love it but it is so hard. Its glitch on glitch on glitch.

    • G_moolah

      what phone are you using?

    • phinn

      Yep, glad I’m not the only one that feels this way, on my Inc2 running CM9 it’s much slower/less responsive than the awesome built-in ICS browser. I also thought the interface was much uglier, with that big grey bar at the top. Also the javascript acts strangely.

      I did however play with it on a Nexus 7 at Staples and noticed it felt much smoother than on my Dinc2.

      • munee

        Horrible on my gnex

        • JRomeo

          really? it works really nicely on my gnex.

  • rustygh

    Did they bother to allow you to have a home page yet?
    Chrome for android needs a lot more.
    Xscope all the way

  • JulianZHuang



    Can’t believe neither CHROME nor the stock ICS browser still doesn’t offer a default page view option (ANDROID, DESKTOP,etc….).

    • JRomeo

      except that it does, if you click on the 3-dot settings button and click “request desktop site”

  • $4029511

    My Miui browser works faster and smoother than googles own browser :(
    I wanted the new browser to work fine, it has some features I really like, like swyping through open tabs, and great tab management, but it seems to lag on startup, and is in general slower than my default Miui browser.

  • paco cornholio

    What does it mean to pull location preferences from the system settings? I authorized Android to share some location info w/Google, but that doesn’t mean I’ll authorize any website to do the same…