Chrome for Android has just received an update which makes it the “safest version” yet, although this does not mean it is 100% immune to hacks and security compromises. Still, security remains one of the core principles of Chrome, and as the number of mobile usage increases, Google’s Chrome team intends to deliver the safest browsing experience possible without paying attention to the kind of device Chrome runs on. The latest Chrome for Android update can be found on Google Play (weighing in at 19MB), where it boasts of a strengthened sandbox technology to make sure that malicious mobile websites are contained without impacting the entire browser.
This has become a reality courtesy of the innovative multi-process architecture in Chrome for Android, which works in tandem with Android’s User ID (UID) isolation technology. Such an extended in-depth sandboxing capability will be automatically used for devices that run on Android 4.1 Jellybean right out of the box. Apart from that, the latest Chrome for Android update will do away with a bunch of bugs, and will work with devices running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above. This is definitely part of Google’s commitment to have Chrome for Android improve by “leaps and bounds“, we presume.