Chrome for Android leaves beta, great alternative to your device’s stock browser
The Android version of Google’s desktop browser has been finally released as a full-blown Android app on Google Play. This means that the app is no longer in beta state. And it also means that all of us Android fans can now enjoy the speed and simplicity of Chrome the way we’ve loved it on our computer – now also on our Android tablet or smartphone. I’ve been using Chrome for Android for a couple of days now and I’m short of saying that it could possibly be the best alternative to the Android stock browser.
Chrome for Android is stuffed with great features that you will surely love. First and foremost, it syncs with your Chrome Browser on your computer. This means that everything that you’ve bookmarked or every personalization you’ve made with the Chrome Browser will be carried to your Android devices once you’ve synced your Google account. Chrome for Android also lets you search and navigate fast, directly from the same box, and even quickly choose the results that appear as you type your search query. It also lets you browse faster through accelerated page loading, scrolling and zooming.
Another great feature of Chrome for Android is tabbed browsing. I mean simple and intuitive browsing and opening of unlimited number of tabs. These tabs can be arranged like a deck of cards which you can flip through to browse the content displayed on them.
Additionally, you can sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, password and even omnibox data from your computer to your phone or tablet. This allows you to pick up right where you left off on either your mobile device or computer. And for those who are concerned about privacy when browsing, worry not because the famous incognito mode of Chrome Browser is also in Chrome for Android.
Chrome for Android is available now as a free download from Google Play. Sorry folks, but it supports devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for now.