Google has announced a new dev channel version of Chrome for Android, available to install from the Play Store. 

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Unlike the regular version of Chrome for Android the dev — short for ‘developer’ or ‘development’ — version is not being aimed at regular users.

The purpose of the dev channel is to allow testing of new features and changes often at an early, incomplete or buggy stage.

The release joins the regular stable version of Chrome for Android and Chrome for Android Beta, the latter of which launched back in 2013.

Google say users of the dev version can expect to receive updates on ‘roughly the same schedule as other platform Dev channels’.

The Chrome Dev Channels on desktop and Chrome OS receive several updates a month.

Download Chrome Dev for Android

Unlike on the desktop or in Chrome OS, you can install Chrome Dev for Android alongside other versions of Chrome for Android.

Chrome Dev for Android is free to install available from the Play Store and is compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 4.1 or later.

The app is not visible in  Play Store listings through search so anyone wanting to live on the bleeding edge will need to use the following link.

Install Chrome Dev for Android from Google Play Store

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