Over on the Chrome Releases Blog, the announcement has come that an updated version of the browser is coming to Android. The update should be hitting the Google Play Store over the course of the next few hours which means it will start coming to devices via an OTA update soon thereafter. The updated version is 47.0.2526.27 for those keeping score at home and it falls in line with the announcement on Monday of version 47 for the desktop version of Chrome and Tuesday of ChromeOS.
As for what has been updated or changed in this update, it is as Google describes “a barge load of performance and stability fixes”. If you really want to dig into the GIT information you can see all the fixes in the release but it is a long, long list.
Chrome Continues To Strengthen Its Position on Security and Speed
A lot of the changes in this update center on keeping the browser both fast and secure, two things that all of us want from any browser regardless of platform. While there are plenty of browser
options for Android, Chrome continues to grow in these two areas arguably faster than others and with a release schedule of about one major update a month, you can pretty much count on the latest security challenges to be addressed by the Chrome team soon.
If you haven’t tried out Chrome in a while or ever, now is as good a time as any. The app is free of course and you can easily set it to be your default browser on your phone or tablet. Also keep in mind that if you sign in with your Google account and use the browser on the desktop, your bookmarks and other information will sync to your device (if you allow it) so you don’t have to re-save anything.
Remember, the update just started hitting the Play Store so it could be up to a couple of days before you see the OTA update on your phone or tablet.