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Google Chrome browser now available for certain Android devices

Chrome for Android Beta arrives for ICS smartphones and tablets; brings desktop sync and tabbed browsing with it

Mobile browsing has always been a bit lacking when compared to normal PCs, but Android has been behind the curve for the most part. Although there are multiple browser apps available for Android phones and tablets, there is no uniform option similar to Apple’s Safari. However, that appears set to change as Google is now rolling out their new browser- Chrome for Android.

Still in its beta stages, the Chrome for Android browser is now available for Ice Cream Sandwich equipped smartphones and tablets via the Android Market. Along with faster browsing using Google’s Chrome optimizations, the mobile browser offers various other nifty options. Of those, the most compelling may be desktop syncing, which allows users to sign in on their desktop and Android device in order to share open tabs, bookmarks and favorites. In addition, the browser features a link preview feature which zooms in on links to make selection easier. Furthermore, tabbed browsing allows for an unlimited number of tabs which can be flipped through using unique finger gestures. 

All in all, the Chrome browser should be a welcome addition to the Android atmosphere. With a mixture of tabbed browsing and syncing across devices, the browser may even give Android a slight edge over Apple’s flash-less experience. 

For more info, check out Google’s introduction video below.


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-02- 7 (Update: 2021-05-18)