Google’s staple browser for PCs and Macs everywhere has been in the market since 2008, but was noticeably missing from Android (an operating system developed by Google) until today.  Google announced that Chrome for Android Beta is now available for a free download in the Google Market.  Unfortunately, the mobile Chrome browser for Android will only be available for devices running Android 4.0.  At the moment, that pretty much includes the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Asus Transformer Prime.  It’s disappointing that Google won’t extend the browser to Honeycomb and Gingerbread users, but hopefully manufacturers will realize the urgency in upgrading their smartphones to the updated OS. Below is a video outlining the key features of the Chrome browser on Android.  Google reminds us that the browser is built upon speed and simplicity, similar to the desktop Chrome browser.  One of the main features in the browser is a seamless integration and Google allows you to “sign-in” to your browser and bring your customizations to any device capable of running Chrome. If you own an Ice Cream Sandwich device and are unsatisfied with your current browser, then visit the Android Market and install the Chrome for Android Beta app for free.

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