Chrome for Android update brings translation bar


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Google has issued a ice new upgrade to the stable channel for Google Chrome for Android. The upgrade attempt to knock down more of the language barrier as a new translation bar will show up automatically when viewing a page that’s not in your default language, similar to what we have in the desktop version of the browser now. Google says there’s also better support for right-to-left languages.

Beyond that, Chrome for Android tablets now support full-screen mode, and Google has introduced an experimental data compression service that will compress images and other page elements to allow you to load pages faster and use less bandwidth. It’s not unlike the Turbo feature found in the Finnish Opera browser.

This update can be had for free in the Google Play Store. Grab it over there, and give the translation features a try by giving it a spin with your favorite foreign website.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. <3 Chrome

  2. “issued a ice new upgrade”

    Cooooooool :-P

  3. “What’s cooler than being cool? ICE COLD!” Nice to see Google Chrome chillin’ with a new translation bar.

    1. No you di’int. Them puns, though.

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      Have the update and nothing….no translation bar or automatic full screen when scrolling….any ideas people?

  4. I’ve been using Google Translate to translate my pages. This will make my life 10 seconds easier. LoL!!

  5. Isn’t Opera Norwegian?

    1. Norway is a city in Finland, silly

  6. Have the update and nothing….no translation bar or automatic full screen when scrolling….any ideas people?

    1. Full screen works for me.

    2. Snap I don’t get the translation bar or see the full screen option in settings…anyone?

    3. more than one update behind ?

  7. All I want from Chrome is either a) the ability to easily change my user agent (there are apps for this, but I haven’t found one that works), or b) the choice to ALWAYS view desktop — rather than mobile — sites.

  8. 1. Google has issued an iced new upgrade
    2. Google has issued a nice new upgrade

    Reader! You choose!

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