Google Chrome for Android

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Google Chrome for Android (beta) is now available in the Android Market Place. The sad part is that it requires you to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone or tablet to install it!

Engadget has their hands-on on with Google Chrome on Android! Check it out!

Google Chrome For Android
Google Chrome For Android

Introduction
In 2008, we launched Google Chrome to help make the web better. We’re excited that millions of people around the world use Chrome as their primary browser and we want to keep improving that experience. Today, we’re introducing Chrome for Android Beta, which brings many of the things you’ve come to love about Chrome to your Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone or tablet. Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features seamless sign-in and sync so you can take your personalized web browsing experience with you wherever you go, across devices.

Speed
With Chrome for Android, you can search, navigate and browse fast-Chrome fast. You can scroll through web pages as quickly as you can flick your finger. When searching, your top search results are loaded in the background as you type so pages appear instantly. And of course, both search and navigation can all be done quickly from the Chrome omnibox.

Simplicity
Chrome for Android is designed from the ground up for mobile devices. We reimagined tabs so they fit just as naturally on a small-screen phone as they do on a larger screen tablet. You can flip or swipe between an unlimited number of tabs using intuitive gestures, as if you’re holding a deck of cards in the palm of your hands, each one a new window to the web.

One of the biggest pains of mobile browsing is selecting the correct link out of several on a small-screen device. Link Preview does away with hunting and pecking for links on a web page by automatically zooming in on links to make selecting the precise one easier.

And as with Chrome on desktop, we built Chrome for Android with privacy in mind from the beginning, including incognito mode for private browsing and fine-grained privacy options (tap menu icon, ‘Settings’, and then ‘Privacy’).

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.

Availability
Chrome is now available in Beta from Android Market, in select countries and languages for phones and tablets with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. We’re eager to hear your feedback. Finally, we look forward to working closely with the developer community to create a better web on a platform that defines mobile.

Google Chrome Blog: Introducing Chrome for Android
Engadget: Chrome Beta for Android hands-on (video)

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  • http://nanyate.com Ivy

    It’s not available in Singapore. Boo hoo. :(

  • http://lesterchan.net/ Lester Chan

    Wierd, no Android devices in SG has ICS yet?

  • http://nanyate.com Ivy

    Nope. Galaxy Nexus is not out yet. The OTA updates for Nexus S did not officially get rolled out here either. Those of us who have it flashed our Nexus S. Haha.

  • http://lesterchan.net/ Lester Chan

    I see, thanks for the info! I always thought Nexus S was updated to 4.0 over here!

  • sathya

    Really Google chrome is a good browser. In fact i’m using this browser so long because of it speed, download capacity. Everything is excellent likewise its new android beta is also has a good model and software. So it will be reach the users very soon.