Google has also relocated the main menu, denoted by three dots, to the bottom of the screen.
However, progress bar – which denotes when the webpage has finished loading – remains at the top of the screen.
Chrome Home takes some getting used to.
Chrome Home brings the main user interface elements to the bottom of the display
Google has purportedly been working on this redesign under its roof for some time.
But now anyone can test-out the new look before it rolls-out as an update to the Google Chrome app on Android.
To get access to all the upcoming features, open the browser and type the following into the URL navigation bar – chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-home
Hit enter, and then toggle the menu option for Chrome Home to Enabled.
The app will prompt you to relaunch – and then you’re done.
Chrome Home can enabled in the Chrome Canary app on Android
Google is also experimenting with an advanced new feature, dubbed Expand Button.
However this is only available in the chrome://flags/#enable-chrome-home menu in Chrome Canary – the experimental (and at times, unstable) version of the browser that gets features much faster than the standard Chrome app.
Street names, house numbers and businesses clearly visible in the imagery gathered by Street View will now be incorporated into Google Maps, the research blog has revealed.
The new method of information gathering comes courtesy of Google’s Ground Truth team.
The team writes: “While Street View cars collect millions of images daily, it is impossible to manually analyse more than 80 billion high resolution images collected to date in order to find new, or updated, information for Google Maps.
“One of the goals of the Google’s Ground Truth team is to enable the automatic extraction of information from our geo-located imagery to improve Google Maps.”