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Chrome for Android updated, desktop Chrome gets Voice Search

Chrome for Android has been updated to the latest version 27 bringing a slew of bug fixes and new features with it. Meanwhile, Chrome for desktop gets introduced to a new feature, 'Voice Search'.

Chrome for Android has been updated to version 27 bringing a bevy of new features with it, the most notable one being full screen browsing. Full screen browsing means when you scroll down, the address and tabs bar at the top hides itself. This might be an problem for some who constantly keep switching between tabs or change the web address too frequently, but in the long run contributes to building a more immersive browsing experience on your Android device. 

Chrome Browser for Android on Google Play Store

Chrome for Android 27.0.1453.90 Changelog:

  • Full screen on phones – Scroll down the page and the toolbar will disappear.
  • Simpler searching – Searching from the omnibox will keep your search query visible in the omnibox, making it easier to edit, and showing more on your search result page.
  • Client-side certificate support – You can now access sites that require you to use a certificate, and Chrome will allow you to select an installed certificate.
  • Tab history on tablets – Long press the browser back button to view your tab history.
  • And a ton of stability and performance fixes.

Chrome for Desktops

Google has updated their popular Chrome browser for Android with a cool new feature, Voice Search. This works exactly as it sounds, you press the 'Mic' button and speak to your browser which then searches for your query.

This new update works as smoothly and as accurate as you could wish it to be. We did a few searches and got back positive results.

As a side note, my accent is Indian, and Chrome had absolutely no trouble recognizing it.

Source: Google Chrome Releases

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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