Chrome Beta Update Brings Keyboard Fixes & Favicon Sync


Chrome beta for Android has received another sizeable update, fixing a few long-standing niggles which could sometimes make using the browser a frustrating experience.

A quick look at the changelog reveals that the white flash that appeared when you loaded a new tab has now been eradicated, favicons should now sync across other devices using the Chrome beta, and issues with the keyboard not dismissing on the Gmail website have been corrected.

The update also brings a security fix that ensures that a dialog box is displayed as soon as any downloads are called, instead of being accepted automatically. In addition this upgrade brings a ton of normal bug fixes to make daily usage as effective as possible, and since I’ve installed this update I have certainly noticed an increase in stability.

The full changelog includes:

The Chrome for Android Beta channel has been updated to 28.0.1500.64. This release has a number of crash fixes as well as the following fixes:

  • 248090: Gmail – on-screen keyboard is automatically dismissed when replying to an email
  • 251809: Dangerous Downloads – ‘Starting download…’ toast displayed when user taps Cancel
  • 251818: Synced favicons don’t show up in Other Devices on Clank
  • 239685: White flash when creating new tab page.

For those of you who are unaware; Clank is the internal codename for the Chrome beta for Android.

You can download the latest version of the beta from Google Play now.