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Chrome for Android 27 adds Full Screen Browsing

Chrome for Android has been updated to version 27, adding full screen mode and improved search.

Chrome for Android has hit version 27 in the stable channel today. The highlight the feature in this release is full screen mode on phones, scrolling down the page will make the toolbar disappear. Fullscreen mode does not yet work on tablets.

Searching from the omnibox will keep your search query visible in the omnibox, making it easier to edit, and show more search results. Chrome for Android now adds support for client-side certificates, you can now access sites that require you to use a certificate and Chrome will allow you to select an installed certificate.

A minor additions to tablets, tab history has been added. Long press the browser back button to view your tab history

Finally, there has been countless stability and performance fixes.

You can find today’s update in the Google Play Store. You need to running Android 4.0+ to use Chrome.

Google Chrome for Android on Play

  • nigel naughton

    It’s not available yet through the play store or as an update on my Galaxy Nexus…..hold on..checking again…..and…..NOPE!

    • It wasn’t for me earlier, but opening the Chrome app page in the Play Store app gave me an “Update” button. Just updated now.

  • Javier Bastardo

    Already updated. Sadly, Chrome is just to slow in my phone compared to other browsers (I currently use Firefox and the newest Opera). I don’t understand what it behaves so slow to respond. Xperia Sola (ICS 4.0.4).

  • tim

    Doesn’t seem to have fullscreen browsing for the nexus 7.