Google updates Chrome for Android

It does get painful to type out one's complete email address into a phone or tablet's small form field. It is the same feeling when you can't find a way to remember that strong, but tricky password. Chrome users on desktop and laptop computers have the ability to access their saved passwords and autofill entries, and Google has now introduced this ability for those using Chrome on their mobile devices. Go ahead, accept it


Google's newest  stable update for Chrome browser on Android devices allows users to access their saved passwords and autofill entries on their mobile devices upon signing in to Chrome. To be able to start doing it, users need to be signed in to Chrome on both their desktop as well as mobiel device and let sync do the rest. 


Should you not spot this ability after upgrading, Google's Eidetic Engineer Chris Hopman suggests that you give it a while as they finish the roll-out to everyone on the latest Chrome version. 

Out, finally!

You're no more required to type your complete email address every time



Following a Chrome Beta release in late February this year, Google lets you sync your custom dictionary in Chrome across devices. You will have to sync your settings in Chrome to access your custom dictionary on any device. Google has also refreshed the dictionaries for Chrome's default spell checker and has added support for Korean, Tamil and Albanian languages. The new spell checking engine is also available for Google Docs; it will even be able to recognise proper nouns.


At the time, Google had announced that it is also going to roll out support for grammar, homonym and context-sensitive spell checking in English. You'll be able to use these new functions by enabling the "Ask Google for suggestions" spell check feature.


Chrome for Windows, Linux and Chrome OS will receive these enhancements in the coming weeks, it was reported then. 


In January, Google released a new Chrome beta channel for phones and tablets running Android 4.0 or above. A significant release by Google, it attempted to bring Chrome for Android in line with the much-loved Desktop version of the browser. Google announced that the beta channel for phones and tablets is in line with the beta versions of Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS.


At the time, Google promised periodic updates for the beta version. What is even better is that users can install the Beta version of Chrome for Android alongside the current version of Chrome for Android.


Google said that Chrome for Android is already starting to benefit from all the speed, security and other improvements that are already a part of Chrome’s other platforms. In this beta update, Google says that it has improved the Octane performance benchmark on average by 25-30 percent. Some more interesting features, like HTML5-based CSS filters, have been incorporated too. Chrome 25 on Android brings a slew of updates and improvements over the current Chrome 18-based stable channel, including better HTML5 support and JavaScript performance.

Published Date: Apr 04, 2013 12:56 pm | Updated Date: Apr 04, 2013 12:56 pm