Download Google Chrome For Android 4.0

By | February 9, 2012 | 11 Comments


That delicious Ice Cream Sandwich.

As it was just a matter of time anyway, Google has finally launched the Beta version of Google Chrome for Android, which is currently compatible with the 4.0 version only.

So what does it bring to the table?

Well, just like with its competitors, you can synchronize your tabs and bookmarks between your PC and a handheld device, but it also includes few features that are not yet widely available.

First of all, you can swipe between the opened tabs just like a deck of cards, which, depending on the number of opened tabs, can be quite useful.

Secondly, incognito mode has made its way to the Android version as well, providing an extra layer of privacy for those in need.

Least but not last is a superb feature called Link Preview. As you might know, clicking on small links can be quite painful, especially in the winter period when you are wearing gloves and can’t be bothered to take them off. Thankfully, Link Preview will automatically zoom in the links, making them easier to click on.

Google Chrome for Android 4.0 also includes search suggestions that can be personalized, omnibox and few other goodies.

For a complete list of features, see the following post.

Download

Google Chrome Beta for Android.

[Thanks, Blake Sening]


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  • 1234– FF UX IS THE BEST!!

    @favbrowser.. which browser do u think will be doing good for the future? I know tht Firefox will be changing thier pragram language, but wht abt chrome? who do u think will be better on PCs?

    • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

      Google Chrome for mobile will succeed for sure. Opera will probably remain a dominant browser for quite some time, unless Google decides to integrate compression.

      I doubt that Firefox Mobile will be the next big thing, especially when its followers are switching to alternative browsers. it will have similar market share to Opera’s on PC (low) but nothing major, just loyal followers and such.

      As for PC, if you enjoy Chrome, Maxthon 3.3 is quite good and I prefer it pretty much over any other web browser (still use Opera as my default), see this why

      http://www.favbrowser.com/why-opera-is-my-default-web-browser/

      And sure, Firefox if you enjoy a huge library of extensions and superb dev tools

      • http://twitter.com/bricky149 Shane Bundy

        “If you want Chrome’s speed and Opera’s features: Maxthon” – I was waiting for someone to say that. :P

        Also, Maxthon 3.3.4.2000 Final came out today. :)

        • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

          Ha! I will have to try that now

      • Anonymous

        I do not get this compression thing? Do you people browse the desktop version or something? The mobile versions of sites are really small in size.

        How much data do you guys get?

        • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

          I personally don’t like mobile versions, especially wiki and sites that have comments hidden, it’s very annoying.

          That’s why desktop + compression is win :)

          • Anonymous

            The you shouldnt be using a mobile device. You will also need to factor load times, battey, resolution of webpage.

            You are looking for a ultrabook.

          • http://www.favbrowser.com FavBrowser.com

            My HD2 seems to be displaying desktop pages fine, thanks to Opera’s fit text to width :)

        • Anonymous

          Compression: Less data, faster surfing, cheaper bills. Maybe not a big deal on a wifi connection in the developed world, but a massive bonus in developing countries.

  • Mikah

    Why Chrome Mobile will succeed while other browser’s on Mobile are struggling.

    “WebKit, the rendering engine at the heart of Safari and Chrome, living in iPhones, iPads and Android devices, is now the over-dominant browser on the mobile Web and technically, the mobile Web is full of works-only-in-WebKit web sites while other browsers and their users are crying. Many sites are sniffing the browser’s User-Agent string and filtering out non-WebKit browsers. As in the past with IE6, it’s not a question of innovation but a question of hardware market dominance and software bundled with hardware. But there is an aspect of the problem we did not have during the IE6 era: these web sites are also WebKit-specific because they use only “experimental” CSS properties prefixed with -webkit-* and not their Mozilla, Microsoft or Opera counterparts. So even if the browser sniffing goes away, web sites will remain broken for non-WebKit browsers…”

    http://www.glazman.org/weblog/dotclear/index.php?post/2012/02/09/CALL-FOR-ACTION:-THE-OPEN-WEB-NEEDS-YOU-NOW
     

    • Anonymous

      What other mobile browsers are struggling?