Chrome for Android Beta brings Google’s Internet browser to Android 4.0 phones and tablets.
Google launched its own Internet browser back in 2008 and since then it’s grown to make up nearly 18% of the market. More and more people are opting to use Chrome, primarily because of its speed and ability to sync bookmarks, history, and other settings across multiple computers. What’s been lacking up until now, however, is a Chrome mobile browser option.
Google has launched Chrome for Android Beta, bringing Chrome to phones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Chrome for Android contains many of the things people love about the desktop version of Chrome. Just like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features the sign-in and sync option that creates a personalized web browsing experience you can take wherever you go and use on different computers, and now phones and tablets.
Google designed Chrome for Android from the ground up for mobile devices, taking into account that open tabs will need to fit on a small-screen phone just as they do on a larger screen tablet. It promises that “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.” It also automatically zooms in on links to make selecting the correct one easier.
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