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Google Chrome for Android gets a new update with Chrome 75, Reader Mode introduced along with other fixes and improvements

The Reader Mode in Chrome is borrowed from Mozilla Firefox.

Google Chrome is getting a new update with Chrome 75 (75.0.3770.67) for its Android version. The new version of Chrome comes with a number of improvements, new features, performance enhancements and overall stability. The updated Google Chrome for Android is now available on Google Play Store. But the most notable change the Chrome 75 brings to the Android OS is the Reader Mode. But it is not activated by default as it is hidden and to use it, the user would need to turn it on. Google Chrome 75 has borrowed this new feature from Mozilla Firefox web browser.

To turn on the Reader Mode in Chrome 75, the users would need to turn it on using Chrome’s experimental flags. This feature can be turned on using the following route: chrome://flags/#enable-reader-mode section. Once the users enable the Reader Mode in Chrome 75 they would be required to relaunch the web browser to enter the mode. According to the company, Reader Mode works with news stories and text-based content as well. The users can go to ‘Distill Page’ option from the list of dropdown menus which will be present on the top right corner of Google Chrome.

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Other than the Reader Mode, Chrome 75 has also fixed several security bugs, one of which was named ‘evil cursor’ bug. The evil cursor bug was earlier reported being misused by technology website in 2018.

Furthermore, Google had recently said that it will be enabling the complete ad blocking capabilities to the Chrome users. This new change had been introduced by the search giant months after facing the outrage for the Manifest V3 standard. So it said that it would be bringing this change of the webRequest API in Manifest V3 and not the entire webRequest API.

Moreover, recently Google had introduced a speedometer to the navigation screen of Maps. The speedometer feature was brought out so that the users will stay within the speed limits while driving. Once the user drives past the speed limit, the app would warn them that they are exceeding the speed limit using the speedometer. This feature was placed on the lower left corner of the screen of the application itself. Google has copied this new feature from Waze which is another map platform similar to Google Maps. Waze uses this feature presently but it is limited to some countries only. And similarly, Google Maps users of Belgium, US and Brazil can only use the speedometer feature right now, but there is a possibility that the company will bring the feature to other countries as well in the recent future.

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Aman Singhhttps://www.gadgetbridge.com/
Aman Kumar Singh has a Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a journalist, a photographer, a writer, a gamer, a movie addict and has a love for reading (everything). It’s his love of reading that has brought him knowledge in various fields including technology and gadgets. Talking about which, he loves to tweak and play with gadgets, new and old. And when he finds time, if he finds time, he can be seen playing video games or taking a new gadget for a test run.


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