Google Updates Beta Version of Chrome for Android
Google has made a new beta version of Chrome available to Android handsets via the Chrome Beta Channel. The Chrome beta program, which was announced last week, lets Android 4.0 and up device owners test pre-release builds of the Chrome browser. Google has provided a detailed changelog on its Chrome Release Blog. The newest beta resolves some bugs, such as the ability to edit bookmarks and jump between tabs more seamlessly. It is free to use, but Google warns that the beta software will continue to be plenty buggy.
Progressive Web Apps Will Soon Sink Deeper Into Android
Google plans to improve Progressive Web Apps in the next beta version of Chrome, a change that will give the apps far more functionality than they currently enjoy. Google has been experimenting with Progressive Web Apps since 2015.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
Android Users Can Now Beta Test Google Maps
Google has rolled out a program that allows people to test beta versions of Google Maps. The betas will be published via the Google Play Store, similar to how Google distributes other a few other beta apps.
Google Makes Chrome Dev Channel Available to Android
Google has expanded the reach of the Chrome Dev channel to its Android mobile operating system. The Chrome Dev channel is not meant for general use by consumers; rather, it is intended for web developers seeking to test their sites against future versions of the Chrome browser.