Chrome Beta updated in the Play Store, brings loads of fixes and plenty of bugs


If you’re one of those types that likes to be on the bleeding edge of tech, testing out buggy software and new features before they go live for the rest of us, then you might want to try out the latest Chrome Beta update. The update addresses a handful of bugs while bringing a whole new set along for the ride. Here’s what you can look forward to:


  • 164632 – Edit Bookmark is broken
  • 167351 – Youtube video controls are lost after returning from fullscreen
  • 167016 – Some Samsung Galaxy S2 freezes
  • 168062 – Double tapping on non-zoomable sites scrolls the page to the top briefly before returning to original position
  • 167379 – Sometimes tabswitcher is frozen
  • 166998 – Tab content stretched out while returning to it through side swipe gesture
  • 168632 – Crash – Stack Signature: TabAndroidImpl::FromWebContents
  • 168388 – Sync signed in info text’s font size is too small
  • 168430 – Bookmark star icon doesn’t turn grey/white immediately after bookmarking URL /deleting URL from bookmarks
Known Issues:
  • Performance is sluggish, noticeably on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S
  • Frequent freeze on devices with specific versions of Qualcomm GPU driver
  • Text autosizing may break formatting on some sites
  • Video continues playing after exiting fullscreen on android phones
  • [HTC Droid DNA] Getting crash on tabswitcher mode
  • 163439 page links are not working
  • 166233 – Cannot submit comments on facebook posts or pictures
  • 165244 – Text handler jumps or disappears when moving
  • 162486 – iframe scrolling broken
  • 158633: Tap disambiguation overaggressive
  • 169910 – Flickering while opening new tab

Chrome Beta version 25.0.1364.33 will be hitting the Play Store over the next few hours, so be patient if it’s not showing up for you. Once this has been fully tested, expect it to go live for the stable release of Chrome in the coming weeks.

[Chrome Beta on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. If Chrome for Android ever becomes compatible with Adobe Flash, it will become my default mobile browser. I’ll continue to use alternatives until then. I know HTML 5 is the future but too much of the internet still relies on Flash.

    1. Adobe killed flash so it won’t happen

      1. they are still doing updates for android though, it’s still only 11.1, but they just released a new update a few days ago on the 8th:

    2. I agree, I end up using some old crappy version of Dolphin or just the “Browser” app.

      1. You could give maxthon a try as they have both a phone and tablet version.

      2. I just got a new phone 2 weeks ago and installed Dolphin fresh from the market and I’m using flash just fine on Jelly bean, its a Note 2

  2. Really? Flash is no longer installed on any of my devices.. Three one x’s, transformer prime and nexus 7… Flashless.

    1. You can’t sideload the app anymore?

  3. it’s quite good, but where the heck is fullscreen mode? We need fullscreen!

    1. Yes! Seriously, Google?

    2. Agree 100%! It’s really hard to understand why Google did not put this in..

  4. What about the “bug” that makes Chrome ONLY work on Android 4+ smartphones?… I don’t like that “bug”!!!!!!!

  5. Seriously, Google. This is sad.

    “Known Issues:
    Performance is sluggish, noticeably on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S”

  6. Come on this is not going into the stable channel anytime soon. The stable version of chrome mobile is still on 18 and this is version 25. The beta channel for mobile is WAY ahead of the stable channel.

  7. I have experienced most of these issues. They deff need to be fixed and are very annoying

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