Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fixes: Opera Browser beta & Chrome Beta for Android.

Both browsers for Android have the Beta moniker but not for the same purpose. Chrome beta is the app Google uses to test new features with the help of users like you and me before pushing them out to the official Chrome browser for Android. A treat for early adopters and developers. I'm not sure about why Opera still is in beta version though. I must admit that despite having installed on my Nexus, I never use it. Yes I'm a Chrome boy.

Both browsers have received a bunch of fixes and performance enhancements in the last updates. See the change logs for both browsers below:

Chrome Beta for Android:

  • 263870: History search textbox disappears when search term is deleted
  • 273763: auto complete in Omnibox not functioning properly with gesture based keyboards
  • 283616: After Chrome update, Swype enters double words when touching space bar, delete with backspace word reappears
  • 280717: Chrome on Android should only enable accessibility for "real" accessibility services

Known issues:  
  • 274432: [Tablets] First suggestion is auto selected when we scroll the window upward
  • 289768: [Android] Mobile Gmail compose page email fields do not work with Swype 3.26.*
  • 276550: A bit of first letter of an URL in omnibox is cut.

Source: Google Play Store

Opera browser beta

- Chromium upgrade to version 29
- Compression method change in Off-road mode
- Improvements in download manager
- Improved NFC communication
- Various stability and performance fixes

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