performance enhancements Stories April 3, 2013

Chrome for Android updated with password & autofill sync, performance enhancements

Following releasing the features to Beta channel users, Google announced today that it has started rolling out an update (26.0.1410.58) to all Chrome for Android users. It includes the ability to access saved password and autofill entries.

Users logged into both Chrome on the desktop and Android will now be able to get access to saved autofill entries and passwords when using the Android app:

To try it out, make sure you’re signed in to Chrome on both your desktop and mobile device, and let sync take care of the rest. 

    • Password Sync
    • Autofill Sync
    • Fixed issue where blank page would be loaded rather than URL
    • Performance and stability improvements

The updated Chrome app should be available through Google Play soon, but Google noted it could take a couple of days for the feature to roll out to everybody.

performance enhancements Stories March 8, 2013

Chrome for Android updated with background audio and performance enhancements

Google updated its Chrome for Android app today with a number of performance enhancements including improved scrolling, better responsiveness for pinch-zooming, and improvements to “interactive pages thanks to the latest version of the V8 javascript engine.” Google is also including background audio support in this release and “expanded support HTML5 features”:

What’s in this version:

Updates in this version of Chrome for Android include improved text font clarity and stability fixes in addition to: 1. Improved scrolling performance 2. Increased responsiveness to pinch-zooming on pages 3. Faster interactive pages thanks to the latest version of the V8 javascript engine 4. Audio now continues to play while Chrome is in the background. Audio playing in Chrome will now pause when the phone is in use. This requires an additional permission 5. Expanded support for HTML5 features

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