Chrome for Android

Chrome Logo As a little experiment during my recent wedding & honeymoon trip (which is why I haven’t been posting, BTW) I didn’t take my laptop. Rather I relied exclusively on my Android phone & tablet, a Galaxy Nexus and ASUS Transformer Prime. It actually went very well, though the Android browser on the tablet was a bit rough for normal usage. But I got a nice surprise during the trip, Google released the beta of Chrome for Android.

It isn’t quite the same as Chrome on the desktop, yet, but it is certainly a nice start. It provides a better experience as a daily browser than the Android browser, IMHO – which isn’t saying the Android browser is bad, Chrome is just better. Especially on the larger tablet screen, where the Android browser, evolved on phones, shows its limitations. Right now Chrome for Android is only available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which fortunately both my phone and tablet run, so it isn’t yet available to the majority of Android users but I expect that will change.

It has some nice features too, like syncing your bookmarks and open tabs with the desktop. If you have a device running Android 4.0 I strongly recommend checking it out.

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