Chrome For Android 25 Now Available

Posted on Feb 27 2013 - 6:31pm by Chad Buenaflor

There are a number of good alternative browsers for the Android platform to replace the stock browser if you are looking for more features. One of this is Chrome which has just been updated to version 25. The latest update brings in several new features such as responsiveness tweaks, a new V8 Javascript engine and background audio support.

chrome for android 25

A list of the added features in Chrome 25 is as follows:

  • Improved scrolling performance
  • Increased responsiveness to pinch-zooming on pages
  • Faster interactive pages thanks to the latest version of the V8 javascript engine
  • Audio now continues to play while Chrome is in the background
  • Expanded support for HTML5 features

The audio playing feature is probably the most noticeable feature in this update. If you are playing audio on your browser and want to switch to a different app, the audio will still continue to play in the background. If a call comes in your device you have the ability to pause the audio.

Chrome for Android was released last year and since then has seen its user base increase dramatically. One of the features that people love is that it operates at a faster speed than the stock Android browser or any other browser available for Android devices. Then there’s also the added benefit of synching your bookmarks from your desktop Chrome so you can easily access your favorite websites. The addition of tab support allows you to easily switch between various websites just like in the desktop version of the browser.

While the Android version of this browser has been updated there is still no information as to when the iOS version will be getting an update. The last time that Chrome for iOS got an update was December of last year. We are expecting though that the update will be coming out soon.

If you are a Chrome user then update the app now. If you haven’t tried Chrome for Android then try to give it a spin. We’re sure you will love it.

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Chad Buenaflor is a tech writer, gadget reviewer and blogger. In his free time he likes to watch movies, listen to music and play chess. You can reach him at his Google+ social media account