Chrome for Android Beta Gets Second Chrome 68 Build

The second Chrome 68 build has arrived for the Chrome for Android Beta app.  Build 68.0.3440.23 is now the updated version number and it has been released into the Play Store.  If you have the Chrome Beta app, which is free and anyone can install, you likely already have the update installed.

As with most of these incremental updates to the beta app, this one is mostly focused on bug fixes and stability improvements as the Chromium team within Google, along with feedback from testers, continue to tweak the the build before it goes live for everyone in the Stable channel.

As you may recall from the first beta release from last week, there are a slew of changes coming to Chrome for Android with Chrome 68.  A new horizontal task switcher is available, a new Home screen mini bar instead of a banner has been added as well as new identifications for non-HTTPS sites that you visit.

We still have a bit of time before we see Chrome 68 land in the stable channel for Chrome for Android.  It is expected to be released on or around July 24, 2018.  That means you can expect at least two or three more beta builds in the beta app prior to release.

If you want to try out the Beta version, you can download it from the Play Store.