I've just got hold of an old Nexus 7 2013 2nd gen., running 6.0.1 Marshmallow. After resetting, the Play Store downloads updates, and I can install the latest version of Firefox and the last version of Opera for Marshmallow (72). Chrome only updates to 95. Everything I've read suggests I can run 106, and I can certainly sideload later versions.

Why would Chrome stop at 95? Is there any way get it to update without resorting to sideloading? If you've got the same tablet running the stock OS, what version of Chrome did you stop on?

  • I have a similar issue with a Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro. Chrome permanently displays an 'Update Available' icon to the right of the address bar, but the Play Store does not show any updates available.
    – Fat Monk
    Feb 3, 2023 at 13:03
  • Based on the captured variants on APK Mirror, looks like v106 should be supported for Android 6.0+. However, for Play Store itself, I'm afraid it's hard to answer without knowing which versions Google are still putting up online because they could pull out some older APKs without mentioning any reason.
    – Andrew T.
    Feb 3, 2023 at 13:34
  • Make sure you have installed the latest version of Google PlayServices. They usually update automatically after some hours or days but some times you have to trigger it manually. An old PlayServices version could prevent download of newer Chrome versions.
    – Robert
    Feb 3, 2023 at 13:35
  • @Fat Monk - Exactly this! Good to know I'm not alone.
    – jetboy
    Feb 3, 2023 at 14:20
  • @Robert - 23.03, which I think is current. That was my first suspect, as I've had to sideload Play Services on (even) older devices to get them updating again.
    – jetboy
    Feb 3, 2023 at 14:20


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