Chrome 58 for Android Released

Following the release of the desktop build and the Chrome OS build last week, Chrome 58 has made its way to Android.  The updated build is version 58.0.3029.83 and it has been released into the Google Play Store.  Keep in mind that it could take several days before the update hits your phone or tablet as the update is rolled out to users.

According to the release notes, there are three new features in this update to the browser:

  • View and manage in-progress downloads on the Downloads page
  • View and clear your browsing data more easily on the redesigned History page
  • Long-press a link to open it in a new Chrome tab (from Chrome Custom Tabs)

Along with these new features, there are several bug fixes and security improvements to the browser.

Google has published a partial list of the fixes and security improvements in the git for Chrome but not everything is listed there right now.  The company tends hold back details on critical issues until a majority of people have updated to the build.

Look for the OTA update for Chrome 58 to hit your phone or tablet over the course of the next week or so.

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