Google Chrome for Android(s goog) arrived earlier this month, and this week, it saw its first software update. The browser for Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0, devices gained a few new features, some bug fixes and availability in more countries; the complete list of supported regions is here. But some handset owners aren’t happy with the update because the browser no longer works on their device.
In the software release notes, Google points out that “Compatibility checks to ensure system prerequisites for Chrome are met.” The browser is specifically made to run on Android 4.0, which at this point only runs officially on two commercially available devices here: the Galaxy Nexus smartphone and the Asus Transformer Prime tablet. Handset owners using custom Android 4.0 ROMs on other phones are experiencing problems: after this update, the browser no longer runs for them.
The issue can’t be specific to…
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