Quite surprisingly Google today released the Android version of its popular desktop browser Chrome. We think that the tech world was unaware about the imminent release of Chrome Android version. We have not heard or read any thing about the mini form of one of the popular and leading desktop browser, Chrome.
Chrome Android Version is a beta release that supports the latest iteration of Android OS, Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. The app is now made available for download via Android Market in 12 countries. What is saddening is that the list of limited countries where the app is available and the OS version support. So those who have the latest handsets, either mobile phone or tablet, running Android 4.0 can download it right now. Here is the download link.
Download Chrome for Android Beta [Android Market]
List of Chrome Android Version Available Countries
In the list of countries where Chrome Android version available includes United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil.
What You may Like on Google Chrome for Android
Just like the desktop version, Google focused on speed and simplicity in the mobile version too. Chrome Omni Box or address bar can be used to search and open web pages in the mobile version also. When you do a search, your top search results are loaded in the background as you type so pages appear instantly. You can open as many web pages as you wish on multiple tabs and can control the tabs using intuitive gestures, “as if you’re holding a deck of cards in the palm of your hands, each one a new window to the web”
Chrome for android supports sign-in feature similar to the one available on desktop version. This feature will let you access your Chrome browser settings on any device you use.
Conclusion : Right now Chrome is the fastest growing desktop browser. Globally Chrome has only to compete with Firefox and IE to take the #1 spot. But the story is different in the mobile world. There are already some high quality browsers in the android market like Skype, Dolphin, Opera etc. Chrome has to compete with these browsers in order to make its presence first. Wait and see whether Chrome will be able to conquer the mobile world too.
Source : Google Chrome Blog