News by Andrew Kameka on Friday December 13, 2013.
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The beta version of Google Chrome for Android, which sees updates faster than the standard app available in Google Play, has been updated to cut down the amount of time it takes to respond to touch commands.
Chrome BETA has removed the 300ms delay that takes place every time someone taps a portion of the screen. The delay is there because touchscreen devices have long faced issues with accidental taps on small areas of the display, so someone might double-tap to zoom or tap Link A when they meant to hit Link B. The 300ms delay is there as a buffer so someone has time to correct the mistake. However, Chrome Beta has done away with the delay in instances in which a website is optimized for the web. It will not be a universal change, but it will be one that appears often enough.
Provided that testing on the beta channel doesn't lead to any major problems or have unintended consequences, Chrome for Android will get a speed bump in terms of responsive. You can download Chrome BETA later today or view the video below to see the difference.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.