Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chrome for Android gets full-screen and simplified search.

About a month ago, Google added full screen browsing to Chrome Beta for Android. As stated in this post dated April 11, Search was simplified "so that queries remain visible in the omnibox to make it easy to edit". Fast forward to today and these features have been ported to the official Chrome Browser for Android devices. 

In case you're not aware, there are currently two versions of Chrome in Google Play Store: a beta version and the official version. The former lets users experiment with new functionalities and send feedback. These features usually appear in the official version bug free about a month later. 

If you want to beta test new features before anyone else, download Chrome Beta. Get the official Chrome Browser for Android here.

What's in this version:
• Fullscreen on phones - Scroll to hide the toolbar
• Simplified search - View and refine your query directly in the omnibox
• Tab history on tablets - Long press the browser’s back button to view your tab history
• Several stability improvements

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