Google Chrome 39 for Android released with colored status bar, faster network performance and more

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 14 Nov 2014


Over the last couple of weeks, Google has been rolling out updates for its apps giving them a Material Design makeover and adding some new features to them. Today, the company has started rolling out the final version of Chrome 39 for Android with a number of bug fixes and improvements.

The official change log from Google does not mention the fact that this new release of Chrome comes with a colored status bar, which was also present in the beta release. The colored status bar will only show up on websites that have made the necessary changes to support the ‘theme-color- feature in Chrome 39 for Android.

Other minor changes include a new UI for closing tabs on devices running KitKat or lower. There is also a new dinosaur game included in this release of Chrome, which you can play when you are at the “You are offline” page by repeatedly tapping the dinosaur displayed there.


The changelog of the update as provided by Google is as follows:

  • New features and polish for Android 5.0
  • Faster network performance
  • Lots of bug fixes!

The update is being rolled out in a phased manner so it might not show up immediately on your device. However, you can always sideload the APK by downloading it from here.

[Via Chrome Blog]