Chrome to phone
By Robbiemoirob. Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:40:08 PM
Googles market eating Chrome browser has been released for Android devices.
Google boast that Chrome for Android will bring fast browsing and rendering speeds, what sounds like a Google Instant implementation of search results - loading results in background as you continue to browse, a unique way of flicking between tabs and bookmark and tab syncing between desktop and phone.
Chrome blog post on the matter.
Chrome for Android is available now on the Market.
.......so why haven't we shown a real hands on as yet?
Well Chrome for Android is only available on Android phones running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0+). How many Android phones are running ICS? According to a recent report, just 0.6%
Chrome for Android is an exclusive VIP download only. It only goes to highlight just how badly fragmentation can affect the Android platform. Something that Google wishes to remove completely. It looks like Google is doing well in helping break down barriers for its Android platform by making device specific apps.
If you want a great browser on your Android phone and don't have ICS, or even if you do have ICS and still want a great browser, I highly recommend Operas browser. Available on any device over Android 1.6 (Obviously you know about Opera. I mean you are reading this)