Are you fed up with sticking to the computer to run Chrome Canary? There is a good news for you! Google has revealed Chrome Canary for Android users, enabling them to test out their future websites and apps before their official release. It is the advanced version of Google’s experimental browser which was previously available on MacOS and Windows. And now, you can enjoy it on your Android device.
As you might already know, the Chrome browser publicly comes to available for all four channels; Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary Channels. Each of them is offering a different level of stability and readiness. Stable is the main public channel always ready for widespread use. Beta is somewhat experimental and often gets new features generally a month before the Stable channel, which are unstable to some extent. Dev Channel is pre-beta buggier build available for developers looking to test out their new features. Then there’s Canary channel; untested builds are automatically released each day through Canary and they are likely to more bugs than all other channels.
Chrome Canary is the ‘most bleeding version of Chrome web browser’ which constantly receives modifications. The new releases provide numerous features, bug fixes, and enhancements to Canary. Since Canary has landed on Android, it is now considered as a model browser for developers, enthusiasts and anyone willing to run the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome on Android. Developers can test their websites and applications with Chrome Canary before their final release. Hence, it is important to keep in mind that builds have not been tested manually, so it may be unstable or get crushed at all times.
Google defines Canary for Android as;
“Just like the Canary channel for other platforms, new versions are built from the most recent code available and often contain a variety of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. These builds are shipped automatically with no manual testing, which means that the build can be unstable and may even stop working entirely for days at a time. However, the goal is for Canary to remain usable at all times, and the Chrome team prioritizes fixing major issues as quickly as possible.”
Google notifies that in the beginning, builds will release every weekday which may consume a lot of data, typically almost 100 Megabyte per week. It can be worrying for those Android users who update their phone apps over cellular data. Nevertheless, Google also states that new builds may also be available on weekends in the future. For that reason, it can be expected that this cutting edge testing version of Google Chrome will be bugs-free and full of must-have features in coming months or years.
Initially, there is no information listed about the compatibility only that it varies from device to device. So, it is fine to kick the install on an Android 5.1.1 device through Google Play Store. Being a developer, if you’re excited about this latest update, grab the Chrome Canary on your android phone or tab right now and use it for testing your recent Chromium changes, but at your own risk!