Google originally released Chrome for Android on Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) way back in February 2012. Now, with Ice Cream Sandwich’s marketshare at 5.9%, Google will no longer provide Android updates to that version of the platform. Google gave this reason as to why there will no longer be updates:
“In the last year, we’ve seen the number of Chrome users running ICS drop by thirty percent. Developing new features on older phones has become increasingly challenging, and supporting ICS takes time away from building new experiences on the devices owned by the vast majority of our users. So, with Chrome’s 42nd release, we’ll stop updating Chrome on ICS devices. After Chrome 42, users on ICS devices can continue to use Chrome but won’t get further updates.”
So if you’re still clinging to a device that runs Ice Cream Sandwich, no more updates to Chrome will be provided. The current stable version of v40 and the beta version is v41, so it’s not long until v42 rolls out to users on Jelly Bean or newer.