GOOGLE Chrome on Android has a ‘super-fast’ version and there’s an easy way to check if your phone is running it.
Chrome 89 has recently launched and could give Android users a much faster and smoother browsing experience.
The fast browser is avaliable for certain Android usersCredit: Getty – Contributor
The updated Chrome browser is a 64-bit version especially for Android.
Google says this makes it “up to 8.5% faster to load webpages, plus 28% smoother when it comes to scrolling and input latency.”
Android users will need to make sure their device has at least 8GB of RAM and is running updated software if they want to use the ‘super-fast’ browser.
There’s a simple way to check if you have a compatible device.
Users should be able to browse the internet faster and smootherCredit: Reuters
Type ‘chrome://version’ into Chrome’s address bar.
Then you should see your handset’s data pop up.
You should note that even if your device is compatible, Google might not have rolled it out for your particular phone yet.
Google is known for sporadic updates so you may need to keep checking using the steps above.
How to update your Android software
Updating your Android can differ slightly depending on what phone you have but generally the steps are the same.
Go to Settings and then click “System”, “Advanced” and then “System Update”.
Then you can click “Check for Update”.
Some phones may have slightly different menu names for each step.
Google Chrome – what you need to know
Here’s a quick guide…
- Google Chrome is a web browser created by Google
- It’s cross-platform, which means it works on a range of systems including Microsoft Windows and Apple’s iOS
- The browser also serves as the main part of Chrome OS – Google’s own operating system
- Most of Chrome’s code comes from Chromium, an open-source project built by Google
- Google Chrome is Google’s general-release browser based on Chromium, but anyone can build a Chromium app
- The full Google Chrome browser is completely free to download and use
- And according to StatCounter, around 68% of all web browsers globally are Google Chrome
- That’s down from a peak of 72%
- Google Chrome was first released on September 2, 2008
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