Chrome for Android is Finally Here, for ICS Only

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News Posted: Tue, Feb 7 2012 4:21 PM
Today is a good day for Android users with devices running Ice Cream Sandwich, and a great day for Android users who prefer the Chrome web browser for their desktop browsers. Google announced Chrome for Android today, and of course, it’s technically in beta.

The current default Android browser is fine, but it’s nothing special, so that alone is reason to download Chrome from the Android Market right away.

However, Chrome for Android brings not just a slightly better browsing experience on Android devices, but a significant change in the way Android users interact with their devices. As expected, it’s designed to be fast and simple to use, with mobile-optimized tabs (which sound perfect for tablet browsing) and easier-to-click links, but that’s really just part of the story.

Chrome for Android unifies the Chrome experience across desktop and mobile devices with seamless sign in, which means that your bookmarks, favorites, and autocomplete suggestions come with you. Further, if you leave a tab open on your computer, you can whip out your smartphone or tablet and pick up where you left off. That’s far, far better than the old Chrome to Phone app.

The blog post wasn’t exactly clear about how or if your Chrome Web store will work with Chrome for Android, but it’s possible that this new browser could effectively bring Chrome OS-like functionality to your mobile device.

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to upgrade to a device with ICS, this is it.

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Only for ICS are you serious O_O what about me!!! not good, not good.pretty disappointed. Yea that is a nice excuse O_o "If you’ve been looking for an excuse to upgrade to a device with ICS, this is it." but not enough to make me upgrade.

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Feb 7 2012 7:17 PM

It's understandable. ICS has the power to handle the new version of Chrome and if released on an older version there'd be tons of complaints and some loss of important features. So what if I have to get an ICS tablet/phone or upgrade to ICS; I have no problem with this.


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OSunday replied on Tue, Feb 7 2012 11:38 PM

This is awesome, one thing I hated about mobile phone browsers is that my bookmarks, settings, and preferences with Chrome on my Google account on my desktop didn't carry over to my phone. I wonder why it took so long for Google to put Chrome out on Android, it seems like it would've been a great way to market and increase their browsers use from the get go, but either way hopefully it'll still have that effect now

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