Chrome, Google's most popular Web browser, is now available on Android and people, who have been fortunate enough to own an Android smartphone or tablet running on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich, will be the ones to experience the new browser and its fantastic features.
The biggest advantage that Chrome has brought along with itself is its speed and the pace with which it syncs everything. It has clever and effective transition effects and a spontaneous system when jumping between tabs. Other desktop features include tabbed browsing, bookmark syncing and even the Incognito mode. It can even locate any tab that is running on the user's desktop version of Chrome and run it on the smartphone.
Let's have a look how the new Chrome for Android stands out from the rest.
Chrome comes with the browser's original gray color scheme. Plenty of subtle effects have been added that aim at making the browser more polished. Tabs slide in when they open, and later fade out when they're closed, which helps you stay focused. There is also an all tabs button, which shows you how many tabs are currently open. It also enables you to check out how many open tabs you have got and there is no need to open it to find out.
On other Android phones, individual tabs never appear on screen together (although they do in some third party browsers). However, here you can quickly and smoothly move between tabs by swiping from the phone's bezel on left or right or even show all tabs by tapping a button found next to the URL and the search bar. On tablets, on the other hand, tabs have been made to arrange side-by-side, which is similar to the existing Android browser.
Another feature that is pretty cool is that if Chrome detects that you're trying to tap an area that has a crowded cluster of links and you are finding it difficult to tap the right one (which obviously will happen), it'll launch a cool magnifying pane for your ease and you will be able to tap the link you want at that moment. Moreover, the Chrome mobile app will let you hook up your device to your personalized Google account too and it will sync the data.
Although the current version of Chrome for Android doesn't support plug-ins as yet, still the browser's architecture supports them.
Google is currently working on adding a host of plug-ins to the new mobile app. However, there are no plans to support Flash on the mobile browser, but the app does support some advanced HTML5 features. One such feature is the Web Workers which allow the Web apps to update in real time.
The devices which the new app supports at the moment are Samsung's Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. Tablets include Motorola's Xoom and Asus' Transformer Prime.
(Information from TechCrunch)
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