Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 22:49 UTC
Google "Release early, release often. Today, we're introducing Chrome Beta channel for phones and tablets on Android 4.0+. [...] You can expect early access to new features (and bugs!), as well as a chance to provide feedback on what's on the way. Just like our other Beta versions, the new features may be a little rough around the edges, but we'll be pushing periodic updates so you can test out our latest work as soon as it's ready." Well, let's see if the Chrome Beta is any less of a disaster than what passes for 'stable' Chrome on Android.
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disaster?
by rsmithers on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:43 UTC
rsmithers
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2011-08-03

Perhaps some of your Chrome issues are specific to tablets? Chrome's tab system, which I believe is what you were most opposed to, if I remember your prior rants correctly, is quite elegant on phones these days. However, I haven't played with Chrome on tablets.

Edited 2013-01-10 23:48 UTC

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RE: disaster?
by _txf_ on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:55 UTC in reply to "disaster?"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

remember your prior rants correctly, is quite elegant on phones these days. However, I haven't played with Chrome on tablets.


The problem is that it is slooooow. V8 is not optimised for android (you can compare this by benchmarking a nexus 10 and a chrome book).

Also like its desktop counterpart, it binges on ram (forgivable on the desktop, not on a tablet or phone).

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RE: disaster?
by bentoo on Fri 11th Jan 2013 03:14 UTC in reply to "disaster?"
bentoo Member since:
2012-09-21

Hopefully someone with a tablet will chime in on the new betas. I have the same experience as Thom I guess. Too many "not responding" messages and poorly rendered pages during normal browsing.

I currently use Firefox which seems to be more compatible except for entering messages on OSnews. ;)

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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Fri 11th Jan 2013 10:58 UTC
Radio
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2009-06-20

I have 0 problem with Chrome on my 8Go Nexus 7, with two user accounts.

Up this post if everything's well for you too, and downvote it if you are in the same situation as Thom, txf and bentoo.

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Chrome on GS3 w/stock 4.1
by OMRebel on Fri 11th Jan 2013 15:22 UTC
OMRebel
Member since:
2005-11-14

Chrome on my Galaxy S 3 with the stock 4.1.1 runs very smooth and flawlessly. I haven't run into any problems at all.

Having said that, on my Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wifi running stock ICS, it is slower than the native Android browser on there. But, that's not the case on my GS3, in which Chrome seems to run better than the Android browser.

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Comment by robojerk
by robojerk on Fri 11th Jan 2013 17:41 UTC
robojerk
Member since:
2006-01-10

Hopefully they get it working better...

I was happy with Chrome on my Galaxy Nexus but then tried Dolphin and switched.. It's really fast, crashes less, just a little better overall, and still supports flash. The only complaint is that it doesn't sync my bookmarks with Chrome and I had to remake them.

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