The user interface takes a minimalist approach, resembling that of the Google Chrome web browser.
With more and more people connecting to the Internet through a phone or a tablet instead of a Computer, Google (GOOG) is bringing its fast-growing browser, Chrome, to the newest Android-powered mobile devices.
That is one reason why Chrome for Android is limited to a handful of newer devices with more powerful chips that also run the latest 4.0 version of Android, dubbed “Ice Cream Sandwich” by Google — Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S smartphones, and the Motorola Xoom and Asus Transformer Prime tablets.
Future Ice Cream Sandwich Android devices will all be able to run Chrome.
SimplicityChrome for Android is designed from the ground up for mobile devices.
The mobile device market is a brutal place where only the very strongest survive.
We reimagined tabs so they fit just as naturally on a small-screen phone as they do on a larger screen tablet.
There is also a zoom feature that allows users to blow up one small section of the screen, making it easier to find links that are tiny on the screen of a phone.
You can flip or swipe between an unlimited number of tabs using intuitive gestures, as if youre holding a deck of cards in the palm of your hands, each one a new window to the web.
One of the biggest pains of mobile browsing is selecting the correct link out of several on a small-screen device.
Link Preview does away with hunting and pecking for links on a web page by automatically zooming in on links to make selecting the precise one easier.
And as with Chrome on desktop, we built Chrome for Android with privacy in mind from the beginning, including incognito mode for private browsing and fine-grained privacy options (tap menu icon, Settings, and then Privacy).
A simple Android app, and a chrome extension, and you can push links to you your phone.
If you sign in to Chrome on your Android device, you can:View open tabs: Access the tabs you left open on your computer (also signed into Chrome)picking up exactly where you left off.
Its gateway is an application program called “Market”, preinstalled on most Android devices, which allows users to browse and download mobile apps published by third-party developers.
Get smarter suggestions: If you visit a site often on your computer, you’ll also get an autocomplete suggestion for it on your mobile device, so you can spend less time typing.
The unveiling of the Android distribution in 2007 was announced with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 86 hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices.
Sync bookmarks: Conveniently access your favorite sites no matter where you are or which device youre using.
As to the software, Android with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) may have outgrown HTC’s Sense skin which now seems like an unnecessary layer in the software stack.
Finally, we look forward to working closely with the developer community to create a better web on a platform that defines mobile.
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