Google Chrome 91 now available on Google Play. Google Chrome reaches version 91, which is slowly becoming available for download on Google Play, or through its APK if you don’t want to wait. This is not a version with as many new features as previous versions, but it still brings some interesting new features to the Android ecosystem.
For starters, Google Chrome 91 will load the desktop version of a web if you are using a tablet with a large screen size, in addition to renewing the appearance of some of the controls such as checkboxes or sliders, which had become somewhat outdated and were renewed in the desktop version a few versions ago.
Google Chrome 91 desktop version for tablets
It makes sense that if you have a tablet with a large diagonal screen, it is more appropriate to use the desktop web version than the mobile-optimized one. This will be the behavior as of Google Chrome 91.
That is, if you browse a website that has both mobile and PC optimized versions, on a tablet with a sufficiently large screen, the desktop version will open, while “small” tablets will still see the mobile version. You can force this setting by changing the Chrome Flag #request-desktop-site-for-tablets.
New design for controls
The design of some of the form interface elements in Google Chrome has long been getting a bit outdated. In Google Chrome for desktop, these controls revamped their design in Chrome 83 (a year ago), and now comes the redesign to mobile.
This redesign brings a more modern style to the standard forms used on web pages. You won’t see a change to forms that apply custom styling on top, but you will see a change to those forms that maintain the standard styling, which now includes blue highlighting and less clunky styling.
The follow button, sort of like Google Chrome’s RSS feed is still a test so there’s no way to force it to appear even by activating a Chrome Flag. However, it should start to be activated for users from Google Chrome 91 onwards, if the option finally goes ahead.