Google Chrome’s “Canary” dev channel can now be downloaded from Google Play


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Google Chrome is always available in a few different states. One of those states is stable, and it has the latest features stable and fit enough for your everyday user. There’s also the beta channel, which brings you many new features ahead of their arrival to the stable channel.

But did you know there’s a third channel where you can be on the most bleeding edge of bleeding edge? It’s the “canary” channel, otherwise known as the dev channel. That channel is now available to download from Google Play if you’re brave enough to do so.

We say “brave” because although the development channel can be great for experiencing the latest Chrome features sooner than everyone else, it’s so bleeding edge that sometimes it is in a state not fit to be a daily driver. I personally haven’t had much of an issue with the development channel of the desktop version of Google Chrome, but the possibility of broken, incomplete and buggy features is always present.

But if you have not a care for that and just want to check out Google’s latest ideas and features as soon as they start working on them you can head right here to download it.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. Why not?
    What’s the worst that could happen…
    D/L now……

  2. sounds like a nightly build channel. So I am not surprised that there is such a channel for google chrome.

  3. Canary != Dev

  4. Great way for users to submit reports.. Perhaps speed up the process of implementing features to more stable builds.. Downloading now…

  5. This is not Canary. Canary is daily, this is weekly.

  6. the Canary logo for Chrome is all Yellow. memento_mori_00 is right.

  7. Google is putting up the dev channel, not the canary channel. The canary channel is a daily build that has to be installed spearately from Chrome stable/beta/dev on desktop.

  8. And I was wondering how long they’d have two beta chrome apps on the pay store

    Turns out one was the dev version

  9. Adding to the pile. They uploaded the “dev” channel, not the “canary” channel. Dev is weekly builds, Canary is daily.

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