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Google I/O 2012: Chrome for Android graduates from the beta stage

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Google rolled-out Chrome for Android a while back, and as we often see — it was released as a beta offering. And well, coming out of the Google I/O keynote earlier today — we have word that Chrome for Android had graduated. Simply put, Chrome for Android has dropped the beta tag.

The updated release, which comes as version 18.0.1025123 is already available by way of Google Play. That of course is the good, now for the rest, which may disappoint some. Chrome for Android remains available only for devices running Android 4.0 or later. And for those who are pre-ordering the Nexus 7 tablet, you will be getting Chrome for Android in mid-July when your device ships as this will be the default browser on that tablet.

In addition to dropping the beta tag, this update also takes care of some “important stability and performance fixes” as well as some “minor” user interface tweaks for those running the browser on a tablet.

With that, those with an ICS device in hand, fire up Google Play and download the latest.

Via [Google Play]

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