Quick Note: Google Launches Chrome Browser for ICS Smartphones, Tablets
February 7, 2012 2:09 PM
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Google brings Chrome to the mobile sector
Smartphones and tablets running the numerous incarnations of Google's Android mobile operating system already come equipped with a capable stock internet browser. However, Google is looking to shake things up a bit by providing a fully-fledged version of its Chrome browser for mobile devices.
Chrome for Android is meant to provide fast page rendering, intuitive search using the Chrome omnibox, and the ability to flip through multiple tabs using finger gestures. Naturally, other features like Incognito Mode and the ability to sign in to your Google account to sync open pages and bookmarks from your desktop to your smartphone and tablet are also included.
Chrome for Android is currently in beta and is
available from the Android Market
. Unfortunately, it looks as though the browser will only be available (for the time being) on smartphones and tablets running
Ice Cream Sandwich
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Google browser for a Google OS?
2/8/2012 6:08:08 AM
What is the point? Isn't the Android browser made by Google? Why not just update that?
This is like Microsoft creating a new, non-IE web browser for Windows..
RE: Google browser for a Google OS?
2/8/2012 8:14:04 PM
It's more like Microsoft porting IE to work on WP7. Chrome is Google. Android's stock browser is Google. Google probably would like to have only one browser, if it's feasible. But the differences in OS, hardware, form factor, etc. may mean unifying the browsers isn't worth it. Depends on how much code they can share.
My desired feature list:
User Agent String switching
Extensions support (UA switching could come from an extension, then)
Sync with desktop Chrome
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