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Android gets Chrome browser, in beta

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2012 21:30 User comments (3)

Android gets Chrome browser, in beta The much-anticipated Chrome browser for Android has finally arrived.
Google has launched the beta of their popular Chrome browser for Android smartphones and tablets. Currently, Android uses its own variant of Chrome as the native browser, and there are many alternatives, including Firefox, Dolphin HD and Opera.

Says Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Google Chrome, on why it took 3 years to bring the browser over: "We didn't want to just push out Chrome light. Our goal was to get all of Chrome onto Android."

If you are already a user of the desktop version of Chrome, the browser should be a great addition to your phone. After logging in to your Google account (and signing into Chrome on your desktop), all your bookmarks will be synced over, and all pages you left open at home will open on your mobile device. Search terms and history will sync over, as well.

There is one catch, you will need Ice Cream Sandwich to use the app.

Verge has a hands-on of the software:

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3 user comments

18.2.2012 17:28

Hey......Google Android rocks but Google Chrome just SUX! In every way, shape and form.

213.2.2012 6:31

Anyone who was disappointed to find out this is for ICS only check out the Dolphin Browser HD ;) its not chrome but its as close as your going to get for now.

39.3.2012 10:40

Originally posted by plazma247:
Anyone who was disappointed to find out this is for ICS only check out the Dolphin Browser HD ;) its not chrome but its as close as your going to get for now.
They also have Dolphin Browser for Pad, which is in Beta at the moment. I use it myself, and find it to be very stable.

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