Chrome for Android has been very far behind its desktop and iOS cousins, it has been left on version 18 since its launch early last year. Today, Chrome for Android finally is on par.

Chrome for Android version 25 has been part of the beta channel since the start of the year, today sees that release move to the stable channel. Its the first time since launch, that Chrome for Android is on the same version as the desktop, Chrome OS and iOS release of the browser.

Version 25 adds the following improvements:

  • Improved scrolling performance
  • Increased responsiveness to pinch-zooming on pages
  • Faster interactive pages thanks to the latest version of the V8 javascript engine
  • Audio now continues to play while Chrome is in the background
  • Expanded support for HTML5 features
  • Support for pausing audio in Chrome when phone is in use

Plus, this update includes stability, UI and performance improvements. 

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

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