Last updated on August 18th, 2017
The Chrome beta 45 gets several new additions. These features would be rolled out to the stable version soon, but there’s no guarantee to find the same feature in the next beta update. Most probably, this time these additions will be permanent because Google had previously announced the custom tabs feature for chrome at I/O back in May.
What are custom tabs?
The custom tabs feature enables an in-app browser when you click on a link inside an app. It’s not applicable in every app. The app developer can implement the link preview as a pop-out functionality. So, that would take a while for developers to update the feature on their apps. Here’s a screenshot to it: (for better understanding)
Other additions include an updated media playback control, updated bookmarks interface, better logging system to report feedbacks. And, the last addition mentioned in the official Google Chrome Releases blog is that it comes with barrels of bug fixes and performance improvements. So, that’s a relief (somehow) for the beta testers who experienced the previous buggy beta version.
You can get the apk now from APK Mirror. And, if you don’t know whether it is a trusted source to download or not, I would like to mention that the APK file is signed by Google and you would observe the cryptographic signature key displayed as:
This makes sure that the file was not tampered with in anyway. And, APK Mirror is owned and managed by AndroidPolice.com. Have fun with the beta version!