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Chrome Beta 32 improves, Android browsing made faster by removing double-tap zoom

on November 22, 2013

Gigaom

Google’s(s goog) Chrome Beta browser for Android not only gains some new features but also some speed. Version 32 of the mobile browser became available on Thursday. Android device owners can install and run the app without worrying it will take the place of the default Chrome browser on their phone or tablet; both browser apps can peacefully co-exist. Why run the beta version? For starters, it removes a delay that takes place after every screen tap in the browser.

Chrome was designed with a 300 millisecond pause after each tap. The browser is waiting to see if a second tap will take place, and if so, zoom in on the web page. With Chrome Beta for Android version 32, double-tap zooming is gone and so too is the delay.

That should speed up mobile websites, says Google in its post announcing the new features: “Now mobile-friendly sites that are…

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