Review from Flavio Zanda
Very slow and choppy Chrome is extremely slow, choppy and unpleasant to use compared to the stock browser. This app is damaging the brand name of chrome...
It's fast, stable, simple and works brilliantly on Xperia Z Ultra. As big and RAM intensive Google Chrome is, it is a very good web browser. I didn't like it a couple of years ago compared to some of the Webkit based browsers but now it is very much on my top list. If you search for speed hacks for Chrome on Android, you'll find interesting features that will speed up the browser and improve the user experience (I'm referring to information relating to altering settings found in: 'chrome://flags').
Great interface, tabs are easy to switch and the app as a whole, highly reliable. But there's a bug that I've been facing. Everytime I open the app, if I've closed all the previous tabs of last time, it opens the default page, but in that, the search bar is initially at the top, and as I start typing, it suddenly goes down and shows the Google welcome page of the browser. So I've to type again. Please fix this, and I promise to give 5 stars.👍
Wish it supported plugins/extensions like the desktop version. Come on Google, its not like you cant make it happen. Also, itd be cool to be able to close all tabs in regular viewing like in incognito mode. Maybe even just a faster way to clear tabs, by listing tabs and selecting those you want to stay open? I DO love how this bapp has basically no limit in how many tabs you can open. Thats awesome.
Chrome is a very good web browser all around on any operating system. I like how on the computer you can change skins of the web browser. How about if one day you could do the same thing on this app. Start with basic color then a few years down the road add better looking skins.
As much as I like Chrome, and I'm used to it, it heats up my Xperia Z5 Compact like crazy. It sure is not as power efficient as Opera. Unless this is improved, or I go to another device which is less prone to heating, I'll use Opera. I'd love it if the developers pay extra attention for hot devices such as Z5 Compact :)
Where did it go? I sure wish the "print" could be back up & not buried... I will not update without that fixed so can we have a toggle to put that in the first menu pull down or must I wait forever to update & have 3 or more clicks to save a page as PDF? UPDATE : finally updated...now buried print function barely works & mostly have to use FF... may just change daily driver to FF & be done... killed a good app, bravo ！
New in Chrome 55:
• Easily download music, videos, and even full web pages for viewing offline
• View and share your downloads within Chrome
• See misspelled words highlighted in text fields
• Improvements to contextual search UI
• Bug fixes and significant memory savings
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