Google Chrome Browser's version 72 stable and version 73 beta for Android got released recently. The stable build and the beta one each bring something new to the table, so without further ado, let's proceed with our feature breakdown all courtesy of XDA Developers, Android Police and 9to5Google.
Trusted Web Activities
The stable channel for Chrome got updated to version 72 and it finally does allow app developers to publish their Progressive Web Apps on the Google Play Store. All of this is thanks to Google announcing their 'Trusted Web Activities' software. TWAs differ from normal websites and Chrome Custom Tabs by the simple fact that they run in full-screen and do not have a browser UI....
The Chrome browser, entirely built by Google, is maybe one of the fastest, if not the fastest web browser as of today, available on many mobile and desktop platforms. With that said, this year Google is working even harder to improve the user experience that their product offers, cut down on waiting times, and a lot more.
Faster and smoother operations
Google Chrome got some very handy design improvements this year and now it is time for a new feature, which benefits only Indian users for the time being. What I mean by this is that the new 'Explore' tab is a content discovery page, where it suggests the user websites and right now they are all India-specific. Of course, this may be subject to change, knowing Google's track record. Some theories say that 'Explore' might become official with suggestions, based on the user's browser usage patterns and needs. Also, this may get removed too, because it is indeed totally experimental....
Google released a new Chrome Beta update bumping the version number to 69.0.3497.41. It adds a new feature, which shows a button to fill in a text box with your credentials. There is a key icon shown above the keyboard when you type. The settings also got a revamp. Now, the font is smaller and there are no dividers to be seen....
Chrome Beta v69 adds support for phones with notches and becomes a media player for Android Go devices
This week we got Chrome Beta v69 for Android coming with some interface updates and more. There are a couple of notable features we will briefly go through:
2018 is the year of notched phones. We saw many "top-notch" devices from manufacturers like Huawei, LG and OnePlus coming with this popular design choice and the newly released Android Pie update also added proper support for it. Last year, after the iPhone X launch, Apple introduced some CSS attributes for web developers to have greater control over the notch area, now Google also adds support for the same CSS attributes....