Google updates Chrome for Android Beta with new features

Google seems to be spending a lot of time and resources in adding features and functionality to its suite of applications that come with an Android smartphone. Rumors are floating around that Google is planning a complete visual overhaul of its Gmail application and Google Calendar application. In the meantime, Google has updated its mobile browser – Chrome for Beta with some much needed features.

Google Chrome Beta Channel for Andorid

Some of the features that Chrome Beta has picked up in the latest update include the ability to undo a tab close, better fullscreen video viewing and Samsung Multi-Window support. Chrome for Beta has been updated to version 35 and according to Google’s official blog post, the following are the changes

  • Undo Tab Close
  • Fullscreen video with Subtitles and HTML5 controls
  • Support for some multi-window devices
  • Support for casting some videos with Chromecast

In addition to mentioning the features, since this is a beta version, Google has also given a list of issues that come with the browser.

Known issues include:

  • YouTube support for casting videos is not complete
  • Fullscreen video controls are not complete


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