Google Chrome has been known to pack many features, however, it has had a bad reputation for being laggy and slow on the midrange smartphones. Without a high-quality device, you will experience some pages taking too long to load or some stutter with choppy scrolling.
Thanks to developer Arter97, these issues have been at last put to an end. This developer took the Google’s Chrome Chromium build and then rebuilt it from a scratch with great optimizations to make it run fast on any handset with one of the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
He also included an incredible dark them with a night mode browsing support, and also added gesture navigation.
This new version of Chrome works for any Android smartphone running a Snapdragon processor. In case you are not sure of what kind of a processor you device have, search your handset on GSMArena
. Under the chipset field, look for ‘Snapdragon’ name.
Chrome operates well on handsets that run Qualcomm’s high-end 800 series Snapdragon processors like the 821,820, 810, and 801. The low-end devices that run the 600 series should also be able to note some improvements.
Install the Chromium browser
First, you should enable the ‘Unknown sources’ and then download the Arter97’s browser
and click the ‘Download complete’ notification and then click ‘Install’ when prompted.
Adjust the settings
After launching the application, you will see a set-up guide. You can leave all the options set by default, but if you click Sign in’ add your Google account to get the sync and bookmark features from your regular Chrome.
Besides that, there are ‘Security updates’ and ‘Safe browsing’ features that protect you when browsing. It is highly recommended that you leave them activated.
Click on the 3-dot menu and open settings. You will see all features in the regular Chrome present, but also a new one called ‘Night mode’ which is worth checking out. Enabling this feature inverts the colors on the web pages to make sure that you do not go blind while browsing at night.
Browse the web with Speed Gestures and a Dark Theme
After setting everything up, you are now free to use the new browser. The night mode inverts colors on any sites. The pictures are not affected so everything will look normal. The color inversion makes the white backgrounds look black. This matches the application’s dark-themed interface and the address bar nicely. The dark theme is also awesome for the AMOLED screens.
Aside from speed, another great feature is the gesture-based navigations. You are only required to swipe in from the left edge to navigate back.
The Arter97’s Chromium build browser is worth giving a shot.