Google Strengthens Chrome for Android with Update
Google today published a new version of its Chrome browser for the Android platform. This update focuses on security and plugs a number of holes in the browser. Primarily, Chrome has fortified the sandboxing capabilities of the browser, which separates elements and prevents malicious web sites from taking over the entire browser. The update also steps on a few bugs in the browser, especially on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices. Google Chrome for Android is a free download.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Sep 27, 2016
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Google Pixel and Nexus Devices Gain November Security Patch
Nov 6, 2017
Google today made its monthly security update available to its branded Android devices. November's patch plugs a handful of security holes that threaten Android devices.
Chrome 68 Will Mark All HTTP Sites As 'Not Secure'
Feb 9, 2018
In the interest of security, Google plans to call out web sites that don't adopt https. Later this year, version 68 of the Chrome web browser will proactively label web sites that don't make use of https encryption.
Researchers Suggest Phone Makers Mislead Consumers About Security Patches
Apr 12, 2018
Security Research Labs says Android phone makers often miss security patches but still tell owners the phones are up-to-date. Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell examined the code of some 1,200 phones from more than a dozen phone makers for every security patch released during 2017.