Three years after launch of Chrome desktop web-browser, finally Google released chrome for Android devices. Today Google officially released a free beta version of Chrome for Android in Android market and it is available for download, but this beta version is limited to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices.
This is a big moment for us,” said Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice president for Chrome and Apps. “The world is going mobile at a pretty phenomenal rate. Using the Web on a mobile device I think is in its early stages, and we think this a big step toward where we’re headed.”
Chrome for Android 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.
Chrome for Android Features:
- Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
- Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
- Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
- Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have open on your computer
- Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
- Browse privately in Incognito mode
It’s unfortunate that it’s limited to Ice Cream Sandwich and according to statistics only 1% of Android users have a device with Ice Cream Sandwich.Also Chrome is available for download in the Android Market only for users in the U.S., Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
So if you have ICS on your device and live in above listed countries then download it from Android market, otherwise download chrome for Android apk file from below alternate link(com.android.chrome-1.apk).