Chrome Beta Channel for Android Now Available on Google Play

January 10, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

For those of you that love beta’s, you’ll be excited for this. As you probably know, Google has a beta channel for the desktop version of Chrome. Well they’ve just brought that over to Android. The Chrome Beta Channel is now available in Google Play for both tablets and phones. The Chrome Beta Channel will allow you to check out new features coming soon to Chrome, of course there will be bugs as well. Currently this newest beta is kinda rough along the edges, but it’ll get better as it always does. So if you enjoy beta testing Google software, you’ll love Chrome Beta Channel. The Beta Channel will also release early and release often. So if you’re one of those that likes seeing app updates, you’ll love Chrome Beta. So today, Android joins the Chrome Beta Channel which is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS. Quite a line up Google has there.

According to the official Chrome blog:

Chrome for Android now benefits from all the speed, security and other improvements that have been landing on Chrome’s other platforms. For example, in today’s Beta update we have improved the Octane performance benchmark on average by 25-30%. In addition, this update includes interesting HTML5 features for developers such as CSS Filters. This is just one step of many towards bringing beautiful experiences to the mobile web.

Not that Chrome was slow before, but making it even faster is always a good thing. But before you rush to the Play Store to download Chrome Beta, those with the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus should be warned that it is sluggish and slow on these devices and often freezes on some Qualcomm chipsets. It also breaks some sites as well as some other bugs. But hey, that’s why it’s a beta, right?

So who’s ready to join Chrome Beta? Go ahead and hit the Play Store button below and download it for your devices today. Let us know in the comments below what you think of Chrome Beta.