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
Member since:
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 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 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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