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This article was published on March 3, 2015

Google will stop updating Chrome for Android 4.0

Google will stop updating Chrome for Android 4.0
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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

As Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) approaches four years old, Google has announced today it will no longer release updates for Chrome on the operating system.

In today’s announcement, Google said that it’s released twenty-four versions of Chrome for Android 4.0. The last version of Chrome to land on ICS will be Chrome 42.

Ice Cream Sandwich is on 5.9 percent of devices running Android, according to Google’s developer statistics, leaving a decent number of phone owners in the cold.

Users still using Ice Cream Sandwich should really think about upgrading their devices to a newer version of Android if possible, but can still continue to use Chrome on their devices even though there will be no further updates to the app.

Freezing Chrome for Ice Cream Sandwich [Chromium Blog]

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