Google to Cease Updating Chrome for Android 4.0
Google will no longer provide updates to its Chrome browser for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google first released Android 4.0 in 2011. Continually developing for it takes resources away from updating/creating apps for newer platforms, says Google. Chrome 42, which Google released recently, is the last major version update Android 4.0 users will see. The browser will continue to function without change.
Google Adds Android Pay to Chrome
Google recently updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with several performance improvements. Fire and foremost, Android users can rely on Android Pay to make purchases online when browsing.
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 Speaks More Languages
Google today announced several improvements headed to its Chrome browser for Android devices. Primarily, the newest version of Chrome is better at translating languages.
Google Improves Chrome's Data-Saving Powers
Google is updating its Chrome browser for Android devices with the potential for greater data savings. Chrome can reduce web site size by 70% by compressing the pages and, now, removing images when loading pages over slow connections.
Chrome 64 for Android Stops Ads from Opening New Tabs
Google this week made Chrome 64 available to Android devices and added several new tools to the mobile browser. Primarily, Chrome 64 prevents web sites with aggressive advertisements from opening new windows or tabs without the user's permission.