Chrome for Android Update Brings Rendering Crash Fix

A new update to Chrome for Android has been released into the Play Store, bringing a fix to a rendering crash that was impacting some users.  The new version is build 64.0.3282.137 for those keeping score at home.  This update follows the original release of Chrome 64 for Android last month.

This update is purely a bug fix release, addressing a rendering crash that was impacting a small number of users as well as a fix for issues around geo location notifiers.  Otherwise, there are general bug fixes and improvements in the update.  You can read the full change log here but there are not any new features.

When the 64 build was released a couple of weeks ago for Android, it brought with it some significant security improvements such as blocking auto-redirects of sites as well as an improved pop-up blocker in the browser.  The release also brought fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.  The release was a rare time where the Android build was released prior to the desktop versions of the browser for MacOS, Windows and Linux.

You should see this new build hit your phone over the course of the next few days. It is a small update that you could do over your mobile data plan if needed.

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