What do you use to browse the internet? Safari? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Millions of people use Google Chrome as their primary web browser. And it’s no surprise that the web browser’s success is mirrored by Google’s other protégé, Android for mobile. So doesn’t it make sense that these two super powers sync up? Up until now, Android users have had to live with a basic Android browser or other third-party browsers when surfing the web.
Google recently introduced Chrome for Android Beta–but only if you have the very latest version of the operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. (Google thinks it’s “sweet” to name each revision of Android after a dessert. Previous versions have been called Honeycomb, Gingerbread, Froyo, Eclair, Cupcake and Donut.)
Chrome for Android may take a while to adapt because only a small fraction of Android phones are currently powered by the new Ice Cream Sandwich system. However, the new mobile browser is as heavenly as the dessert named system and focuses on speed and simplicity, featuring seamless sign-in and sync to enable a personalized web browsing experience wherever you go, across devices. Stellar Blue will continue to monitor the activity and growth as this browser sweeps through the Android system.
“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,” stated in Google’s Blog post written by SVP Sundar Pichai.
Other features of the new mobile browser include;
- Get smarter suggestions: If you visit a site often on your computer or have it booked marked, an auto complete suggestion for it will pop up on your mobile device, so you can spend less time typing.
- View open tabs: If your Android device is signed into your Google account, Android Chrome will automatically open up the tabs you left open on your desktop, picking up exactly where you left off.
- Fine-grained privacy options.
- Font boosting for better viewing of text on small devices.
Google is aiming to create a better web experience on a platform that defines mobile—and Stellar is excited about it. We can’t wait to keep developing specialized mobile websites and watch how this browser amplifies the end product!