Jan 14th, 2013

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 yahoo.com 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]