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Google Chrome for Android 33 Released, Minor Fixes Onboard

Data list drop down in android chrome

Data list HTML tags are now supported in Chrome for Android

Google Chrome for Android has hit version 33. 

The browser update will be pushed out to existing users through the Google Play Store ‘over the next few days’, say the Chrome team.

Alongside the usual soup of security and stability fixes are a few notable ‘user facing’ changes.

For example, the ‘Help’ section no longer opens in a new tab but as a separate view headed up by its own action bar. A small change but one that gives the help section a distinct feel in addition to adhering to Android’s Holo styling.

While unlikely to affect most users, files downloaded through the Chrome Network Stack now display progress information through the Android notification shade; and the browser is now able to render the “data list” HTML5 tag (see screenshot).

On the bug squashing side a crash when opening a context menu ‘without a default search engine’ is among the issues to have been solved.

Google Chrome for Android is a free download available from the Play Store.

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  • Kenny Strawn

    Interesting that Chrome 33 for iOS came out a full 8 days before Chrome 33 for Android…

    • Efjay

      Probably thought it best to test it out on some overeager fanboys, before letting out to the customers that really matter. :-P