Google launches mobile Chrome



Well, it took a few years but a version of Google’s Chrome browser is now available for Android phones and tablets, meaning Android users don’t have to use the comparatively not so good Android browser. Also, you need to be on Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Google’s operating system, which very few Android devices can run just yet but will eventually become more standard. It can run multiple tabs, preload pages that it expects you’ll be clicking on, scroll and move around a lot better, and generally feel like the very slick Chrome browser for PCs. Now that Chrome is on mobile, this also opens things up for more developers to build web apps to flesh out the somewhat spotty Chrome app store since an app will be able to run on more than just a standard computer.

What this means to you:

If you don’t have an Android device, nothing.

If you’re shopping for a device, Android works better than it used to.

If you have a non-Ice Cream Sandwich Android device, envy and a longing to upgrade.

If you actually own an Ice Cream Sandwich enabled Android device, hooray!

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