Chrome For Android: Finally Out Of Beta, Available In 38 Languages
Google just announced the first stable version of Chrome for Android browser. With this announcement, Chrome for Android is now officially out of beta. Like before, Google’s Chrome mobile browser is only available on devices running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, or later.
Chrome for Android’s stable version number is 18.0.1025123, marking the first version to be released to the Stable Channel. Google with the announcement of their first Nexus 7 tablet said that Chrome for Android will be the tablet’s default browser. Thus Nexus 7 becomes the first Android device to use Chrome as its default browser.
Chrome for Android was first launched in February this year. Since its launch, it has seen a few upgrades. With an above average rating of 4.1 on Google Play, it can assumed that users response towards the browser is quite positive. Not much details are available yet about the first stable version of Chrome for Android.
The official Google Chrome release blog only said that this update picks up important stability and performance fixes since the last Beta, along with some minor UI adjustments, especially for tablets.
Google also hasn’t announced any information about the development path for Chrome for Android. Google is just telling Android users to “stay tuned for more information.” Google releases the desktop version of Chrome in three different channels (stable, beta and dev). Desktop users have the option to choose between any one of the channel to use Chrome. Google also provides a cutting-edge Canary channel for desktop users which can be installed along Chrome.
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, or later users can go ahead and download Chrome for Android from Google Play Store. The official website of Chrome for Android can be accessed here.
Please note, if you have Android 4.0 or up device but cannot find Chrome for Android on Google Play Store, it may not be available for your country’s Play Store. The complete list of countries where the browser is available can be seen here. Google’s advanced mobile browser is available in 38 languages available in 48 countries.