Google has announced that its Chrome Canary channel is now available for Android users. For those who are unaware, Google’s Chrome browser is generally divided into four types of builds : Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary – the latter being the most unstable of them all. So if you’re one who likes to get things way before anyone else, get Chrome Canary – at your own risk, of course.
Prior to the recent announcement by Google, Chrome Canary was only made available for folks with Windows or Mac systems. It seems that Google now thinks that Android users are finally ready for Canary, which isn’t surprising because it would help tremendously in making Chrome a better browser than it is today.
It’s worth noting that the Chrome Canary channel is basically an experimental platform for Google to release untested and definitely buggy future features for its stable Chrome browser. Updates that are implemented on Canary may not be seen on the main Chrome browser for months – or at all. According to Google, Chrome Canary will be receiving updates every day, which apparently amounts up to more than 100MB of updates per week – those with metered data plans may want to opt out of this one.
Nonetheless, Chrome Canary is now available for download (if you’re brave enough) on the Google Play Store; the most recent version is 56.0.2891.8.