More immersive mobile web

April 10th, 2013

More content, less chrome – on mobile too

Today’s update to Chrome Beta for Android and Chrome for iPhone and iPad brings you more web and less chrome. We’ve heard your feedback, and now web pages can display in fullscreen on phones, which is especially handy on smaller screens. As you scroll down a web page and immerse yourself in the content, the top toolbar disappears. When you scroll up, the toolbar returns so you can get on to the next thing.

Chrome for iPhone and iPad, hassle-free printing

Ever wished you could print that boarding pass or offer from your phone? You can now print from Chrome to printers enabled with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint, as well as save a page to Google Cloud Print.

Chrome Beta for Android, simpler and more efficient browsing

As another step towards simpler browsing, you can now see your search terms in the omnibox, instead of the long search URL and the in-page Google search box. This frees up room to view more search results and makes it easier to change your search terms.

You can also now see your data savings from the experimental data compression feature we introduced in our last Beta update. From this release onwards, go to “Bandwidth Management” in Settings and enable “Reduce Data Usage,” and you’re all set.

We’re also continuing to add plenty of under-the-hood stability, security improvements and bug fixes to Chrome for both Android and iOS. We look forward to your feedback on the latest versions of Chrome, now available in the App Store and on Google Play (use the link, you won’t find it in search)!

Posted by Ted Choc and Eric Noyau, Particularly Panoramic Programmers