New Versions Of Chrome For iOS & Android Bring Fullscreen Function & More [Updates]

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This week has seen several minor yet useful updates to Google’s Chrome Web browser for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad as well as the browser’s beta channel on Android. The latest version for both platforms includes fullscreen support, and the iOS update also adds Google Cloud Print and AirPrint. The Android version of Chrome has received client-side certificate support and long press tab history.

While the fullscreen feature is pretty common in leading mobile Web browsers, Chrome’s fullscreen feature turns on automatically when you scroll down a page, hiding the browser’s toolbar and alleviating the need to tap a button to enter fullscreen mode. Scrolling back to the top of a page unhides the toolbar, effectively exiting fullscreen mode. Unlike iOS’s Safari, Chrome’s fullscreen feature also functions in both landscape and portrait modes.

The iOS update also includes the ability to print Web pages with Google Cloud Print, Apple’s AirPrint feature, or third-party software such as Printopia. Cloud Print is a new piece of technology that allows you to securely print documents via the Web to a supported Cloud Print printer. You can also use Google Chrome to enable an existing printer that is wired or networked to your home computer. After the setup, you can provide access to your printer to others by sharing the link.

The updated Android version of Google Chrome beta includes improved searching whereby the omnibox (address bar) will now keep your search query visible as you type, and will also show related search results. The update also sports the ability to long press on the browser’s back button to view your tab history. This has been a default feature in the iOS version of Chrome when it launched, but is only now coming to Android devices.

Download: Chrome for iOS, Chrome beta for Android

Sources: Macworld, Chrome Releases

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