Google Pushes Chrome Build 85 with Smart DNS features for Android Devices

Google recently rolled out the latest version of its Chrome browser. This is version 83 of the browser and it brought along certain features. One of the main features was the DNS-over-HTTPS which allowed for a more easy DNS lookup function. The idea of using a DNS is to have a more secure browsing experience. With this new feature, the automatic switching allowed for a more seamless transition. This was limited to the desktop version only though. Google is now pushing out build number 85 which would bring this feature to Chrome on mobile devices as well. XDA-Developers cover the news in an article on their platform.

As Google keenly pointed out in its recent blog post, the company would be pushing the smart DNS system to its mobile browser, Android for now. This would work similarly to the desktop final version, using the same mechanics. It would allow users to automatically switch DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH). This would be limited to support from your DNS provider, of course. Now, if your provider doesn’t support these “fancy” features, Chrome would also allow an automatic mode. What this would do is that it would revert it to the closest supported option, according to the article, and allow the users hassle-free browsing.

Giving more control to users, Google even allows a customised setting altogether. This would ensure that the user can set his/her default DNS for access. This would be much more advanced than the automatic mode. It would all be a part of the available options in the settings. This is all dependant upon the stability users have as Google continues to roll out the new build of the browser.

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Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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