Google Chrome (Beta) for Android is Here - Digital Space

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Google Chrome (Beta) for Android is Here

At sometime yesterday, Google launched the mobile version of its very very popular browser, Chrome for it's ubiquitous smart phone operating system, Android.

What does this all mean for the average user? 
It means you can now surf the web on your android-driven mobile device (phones plus tablets) using the "super-fast" browser. A few tricks have also been backed into the new platform including:


  • 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.
(Culled from Google's Official blog)

Like it's desktop counterpart it has two things going for it:

1. Speed
2. Simplicity

It remains to be tested by the numerous fans and devices that run Android OS. From Google's blog, this might only be compatible with it's latest iteration of it's OS, Ice Cream Sandwich (I stand to be corrected). If you are not a faint hearted geek, you can hit the link to Android Market where you can download to your heart's content and fire away!