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Chrome Beta for Android goes international, pins bookmarks to the homescreen

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Today Chrome Beta for Android received an update with a handful of new features. First up is that the app is now available in every country that Google Play is in, and Google has added 31 languages to the browser. The update is available now for Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets from Google Play.

Chrome Beta Android The Verge
Chrome Beta Android The Verge

Since Google released Chrome Beta for Android with faster browsing, new tabs, and place shifting, we've seen a few updates, including one that finally made The Verge load properly. Today the browser took another step away from beta status with a handful of new features. First up is that the app is now available in every country that Google Play is in, and Google has added 31 languages to the browser. A major issue that's now been solved is that the browser will now prompt you to open certain links — like those from YouTube — in their respective apps. There's also a new option in the menu to request the desktop version of a site if a particular page you visit stubbornly pushes you to a truncated mobile view, and the browser will also listen to proxy settings you've set up on your phone or tablet. Lastly, the browser has at long last gotten a feature that's been in the stock Android browser for nearly as long as we can remember — the ability to pin bookmarks to your homescreens. The update is available now for Android 4.0 smartphones and tablets from Google Play.