Google has finally released “Google Chrome” for Android devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Many people confuse the stock Android browser for Google Chrome but this is not the case even though we see no reason Google wouldn’t have included their own browser in the system from the start. One very disappointing aspect of the Chrome Browser is that it does not support Flash currently but if you can get past that give it a shot.
Google Chrome Browser App for Android Features:
Speed – Chrome is faster at loading, scrolling, and browsing pages. Google says that Chrome has accelerated all of those features.
Search – The Omnibox has gone mobile, meaning users can visit an address or make a search term directly from the address bar. It can also search within a webpage.
Navigation – Tabs are now unlimited and easily accessed by pressing the button next to the address bar. Users can close or switch to them, and it works fairly well on an Android phone or tablet. There’s a vertical scrolling card view that shows each open tab.
Sync – Information from Chrome desktop – including bookmarks, open tabs, autocomplete suggestions, and history – will sync if you sign-in with a Google account and choose to enable it.
Google Chrome for Android is pretty similar to the stock browser but takes all of the features to the next level. Again you must be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to get the Chrome App. Please let us know what you think about Google’s new release.
Google has planned on merging its Android browser and Google Chrome to run on Android devices for some time now and the time is finally near. A version of Google Chrome that runs on Android is in the early development phases now with an updated UI.
Google has intended to integrate its Chrome browser as a light Android browser for months now. We notice the start of development with the “ChromeBookmarkSyncAdapter.apk”. Although this is in no way a browser it does mark the intentions to be true. We have heard that its not going to be ready for the release of Ice Cream Sandwich but the integration has began.
From what we can gather the release of the Google Chrome Android browser will not be seen until Android Jelly Bean. With Ice Cream Sandwich releasing in October we will be lucky to see Chrome on an Android device before Q2 2012. As we find more information on Google Chrome for Android we will let you know.