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Chrome for Android gets support for new Nexus devices in latest update

Chrome for Android has received an update today, one that looks rather inconspicuous based on the changelog posted to Google Play. According to what is found under the What’s New tab on the app’s landing page, we can expect a “number of” undisclosed “stability fixes and performance improvements.” Digging a bit deeper, the official Chrome Releases blog sheds a little bit of light on the update and reveals that the new version includes support for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.

It’s a good thing that it does, too, as it looks like Chrome will be the default browser for the Android 4.2 devices. The latest build of Chrome for Android registers as version 18.0.1025464 for ARM-based devices and version 18.0.1026320 for devices based on Intel’s x86 architecture. You can grab the update from Google Play now.

[via DroidLife]




  • simpleas

    Is there a site I can go to see the changelog? Thanks!

  • Marsg

    lol noooo, I prefer the native Android web browser, the chrome browser seems too buggy, + overall the native browser just seems way more fluid although the chrome browser is a bit faster.

    • Arman Safari

      I agree. I LOVE chrome but it SUCKS on non nexus devices. When i hat the Galaxy Nexus it worked so great. But on my Galaxy note 2 and Infinity it sucks donkey balls. COME ON Google!

      • Marsg

        i have the galaxy nexus, it works better than on other devices but still not up to par with the Native browser on jelly bean. The speed isn’t even consistent sometimes its super fast and than other times it just hangs. pinch to zoom is also a lot smoother on the native browser. The only time i use chrome now is when i need to get to a site I bookmarked on my laptop.

    • TongueDar

      Same here, I prefer the stock browser over Chrome. The stock never annoys me like Chrome and it runs Flash, so a win win.

      I despise how Chrome zooms up a GIANT pop up window that contains the link I had just clicked on, requiring I click it again. I guess this would be OK if I were on a tiny phone, but it makes no sense on a tablet; especially on my Note 10.1″ when I’m using my S Pen to point exactly where I want.

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      I actually prefer Chrome over stock, but xScope over all.

  • peanutsrevenge

    Still not sorted the glitching on my custom 4.1.2 (Bruce2728 for HTC Sensation).
    ROM dev says it’s a chrome issue. I don’t know where the fault lies, but it’s pissing me off as it’s my favourite browser and I’m unable to use it.

  • warcaster

    Chrome 18….while Chrome 23 is just around the corner for desktop. That’s more than 6 months behind in development.

  • DYNK

    Seems to get just worst on non-nexus phones
    Galaxy S II vers is just unsusable same goes for my friends Note II

  • Michael Thompson

    Fast browser when it works right.