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Google Releases Chrome for Android Devices
« on: February 21, 2012, 05:36:50 PM »
Chrome Web Browser Now Available for Android Google first released their Chrome web browser in 2008 in a effort to help people better access the web.
The success of that product has overflowed to an Android product. Although Android tablets and phones already have a built-in browser, Google has released Chrome for Android devices to create consistency throughout their product lines.

This initial release of Chrome is in a Beta version allowing for final user level testing and feedback prior to a final release.  The Beta version has limited availability in select countries and languages, and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

Oh, by the way, it will only run on devices with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.  So most of us cannot try it yet.  Also, this version of Chrome does not include Flash yet, but the final release will.

Here is a video showing the new Chrome for Android:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lVjw7n_U37A

One of the features that I have enjoyed about Chrome is the faster speed it loads pages, give instant search results, and Tabs for holding various web pages open simultaneously.  This mobile version of Chrome will have all of these features, plus the Tab management has been tweaked to work better on small screens while still allowing for unlimited tabs.

One of the biggest problems with browsing the web on a small screen is using links.  My big fingers always hit the wrong link when there are several close together.  Chrome for Android has solved this problem by "automatically zooming in on links to make selecting the precise one easier".

Some excerpts from the Google Mobile blog:
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Sign in You can now bring your personalized Chrome experience with you to your Android phone or tablet. If you sign in to Chrome on your Android device, you can:
View open tabs: Access the tabs you left open on your computer (also signed into Chrome)—picking up exactly where you left off.
Get smarter suggestions: If you visit a site often on your computer, you'll also get an autocomplete suggestion for it on your mobile device, so you can spend less time typing.
Sync bookmarks: Conveniently access your favorite sites no matter where you are or which device you’re using.
Chrome for Android was built from the ground up specifically for the smaller mobile displays.  Plus, all the usual privacy features have been included.
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