The latest update to Google Chrome Canary on Android has come as a big surprise, and this time it doesn’t bring new features. Once installed, the update renamed Google Chrome Canary to Clankium and changed its icon to a dinosaur hatched from the shell. In response, some users thought Google would change the name and icon of its browser, which clankium is. Other users thought their device was black because the Chrome icon disappeared.
As it turns out, this was a surprise, because Clankium is an internal code name used by Google to develop its browser, and as 9to5google points out, Clank is the Chrome browser codenamed Android. Clankium, on the other hand, may be the open source engine that drives the entire process, Chromium. In other words, these are just accidents.
Most likely, the next Google Chrome Canary update will correct this issue, and both names and icons should return to normal. Once the update is released, the Dinosaur icon will disappear forever, and once the update is installed, the browser name will appear as “Google Chrome Canary” again. Google Chrome Canary is already an experimental version, and it’s normal to come with some errors.