Submit News Alternative Tip Form

Chrome for Android to be On Par with Desktop Starting “Early Next Year”

The Chrome team at Google have updated a post made on the official Chrome page on Google+ recently, stating that Chrome for Android will on par with its desktop counterpart starting early next year.

Here’s a quote straight from the post:

We expect an update to Chrome for Android starting with a developer update to happen before the end of the year, and we’re actively working towards aligning releases across all platforms, including Android, starting early next year.

Google has also said that a new developer version of Chrome for Android will be made available for testing at some point before the year ends, what version number it will be at that point is anyone’s guess for now.

Chrome for Android is currently at version number 18 (v18 for short), and the latest Chrome stable version is v23 so the team have got a lot of work on their hands over the next few months as it works to get the mobile versions up-to-speed (literally) as far as features go, with the desktop version.

What are you hoping to see in the developer version that’s coming soon? Hit up the comments and let us know!

Source: Android Police

  • Israel Lai

    At least make it more usable. It responds poorly even on the new Nexus devices. Serious lags etc etc.

  • Joel dos Santos Almeida

    I want extensions! :D

  • pipomolo

    Some way to hide the address bar…

  • Javier Bastardo

    What they need to do is overhaul the browser on Android. When I first got my Xperia Sola it came with 2.3, after the 4.0 update I couldn’t wait to test Chrome for Android, but I was really disappointed.

    It lags, and it takes forever to just start completely. I’m currently using the default Android Browser, but Firefox (after last update) and Opera work quite good too. My phone is not the greatest on specs, but I can’t think the difference should be this high. Is it only me?

    • It’s not only you. Chrome for Android on my Galaxy S2 was terrible on the stock ROM. Then I decided I wanted to try changing the ROM, and it was still terrible on CM9. I’m using stock at the moment (with Chrome uninstalled as it kept opening in the background, probably due to sync)

  • Felix Watts


    • Install AdAway on your rooted device and get hid of Ads in every app. It’s really just that easy! Way better solution on Android.

  • Lee Courington

    Does anyone know of some good games for the Samsung 550? Bastion is about all I have…

  • Josh Melling

    apps :-) thats right web apps ;-)

  • Phillip Mikesell

    So does this mean extensions?

    If so, good timing, because I am getting a Nexus 7 for christmas.

  • Jitesh Ganage

    and then everyone will be using chrome OS.