The default Android browser, Google Chrome is present in almost every Android device. But in some time, around 32 million Android devices will no longer support Google Chrome mobile browser. A recent commit from XDA has revealed that the minimum Android version required to run Google Chrome will be raise from Android 4.1 to 4.4. The direct result is clear; all the devices that are yet running on Jelly Bean would miss the world’s most famous mobile browser.
The world famous mobile browser has approximately 1 billion installs on Android devices alone. Based on these figures, Jelly Bean Android version is yet running in 3.2% of Android devices, meaning approximately 32 million devices will lose Chrome support. There’s no fixed time mentioned for when the change will take place. But it won’t come as a surprise to see a large number of Jelly Bean devices getting upgraded to a newer handset with a newer build version.
On July 12th, 2012, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was released to the public and the first stable version of Google Chrome for mobile came on June 27th, 2012, a few months before Jelly Bean.