When it comes to web browsers, there is no denying that Google Chrome is one of the best if not the best out there. But curiously, the popular web browser is still missing in action when it comes to mobile platforms. Well not anymore because Google has just released Chrome for Android. More details after the jump.
The news came from no other than Google Chrome's official blog, where the company did not only announce the launch but discussed in-depth the features of Android Chrome.
Today, we’re introducing Chrome for Android Beta, which brings many of the things you’ve come to love about Chrome to your Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone or tablet. Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features seamless sign-in and sync so you can take your personalized web browsing experience with you wherever you go, across devices.
One thing you will notice about the mobile version is its trademark speed and smoothness. It also has most of the features found in the desktop version such as support for tabs, incognito mode, smarter suggestions and more. You can even sync your bookmarks between your mobile device and desktop computer. It has been modified completely to be optimized for mobile devices, so it is not just a straight-up port.
One major letdown though is that it is only currently available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices, which is definitely limited. But keep in mind that it is still under beta and Google will certainly work on porting it into older versions of Android, and hopefully in the future, to iOS as well. As for now, Google will be working with the user and developer communities in order to further improve the mobile version of Chrome. Download links for Chrome Beta (Android) are given below.