Google Testing New Chrome Update Prompt on Android
Google is experimenting with a new update notification for Chrome users on Android, as the company wants devices to always be running the latest version of the browser.
As spotted by ChromeStory, the Canary version of Google Chrome for Android now shows an update icon right in the browser window, thus letting users know a newer release is available for download.
When opening the settings menu, Google Chrome now shows a message that reads “Update Chrome. Newer version is available” in a red font.
Tapping this option points users to the Google Play Store where they can download the latest version of the browser, and the notification then goes away.
Likely to go live for everyone in Canary very soon
Right now, the only update prompt that you get on an Android device is from the Google Play Store which sends a push notification whenever a new version of an applicat… (read more)
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