Chrome For Android Beta Hits The Android Market [Android 4.0 Only]
The moment many of you have been waiting for has arrived. Google Chrome is now available for Android. Before you get too excited, it’s in beta and only available for Android 4.0. Since only 1% of Android devices are currently running Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s not likely you’ll be enjoying this just yet. For you elite 1%, read on past the break for the details.
While the Android stock browser has been more than adequate, Chrome Beta for Android brings your personalized Chrome experience to your phone and tablet. Features of the Chrome browser for Android include:
- Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
- Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
- Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
- Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have open on your computer
- Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
- Browse privately in Incognito mode
A few of the features included in the Chrome Beta for Android were also introduced into the stock browser on Android 4.0, but having the new tab view with unlimited tabs is nice, as well as being able to send pages from the desktop to your mobile from the menu.
Maybe we’ll eventually see Chrome replace the stock browser, but for now it’s just a beta available to users with Android 4.0 and who live in live in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexiso, Argentina or Brazil. If you meet thsoe requirements, head on over to the Android Market to download Chrome Beta for Android.
Android Market Link | Chrome Beta