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Chrome Browser for Android

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  • Vendor: Google Inc.
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

Browse the web on your Android the same way you browse the web on your computer at home or the office — with Google Chrome. Chrome for Android takes all the great features you love, like cross-device sync and inline translation, and puts it all in a format designed for the smaller screens on our mobile devices.

The Android version of Chrome uses the same rendering engine and code base as the full desktop version, so your experience will be both familiar and consistent across the Internet. And while Chrome offers features that make it fast — like instant search results and your history right from your URL address bar — it also is designed to save you some bandwidth. Using the tools in Chrome you can use up to 50 percent less mobile data that you would with another browser. In a world where data caps are the norm, we love anything that saves us a few bits and bytes.

If Chrome didn't come pre-installed on your Android, you can download it for free from Google Play.

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Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome for Android users rejoice! Pull-to-refresh is here — in beta form at least. Google posted an update for its Chrome Beta app that brings the addition of everyone's favorite refresh gesture, as well as numerous bug fixes and the usual smattering of performance improvements. As of this...
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YouTube now defaults to its HTML5 player on web browsers

If you access YouTube on a web browser such as Chrome, the videos will now use the HTML5 player by default. Google announced this move today, while also revealing it is "deprecating" the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube. In a blog post, YouTube stated that advancements in the...
Chrome 40 for Android

Chrome 40 for Android brings us a content settings UI update and more

Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The update brings Chrome to version 40, with the major change coming in the form of an updated page info and content settings UI. Aside from that, Chrome 40 for Android (40.0.2214.89, to be more precise) has...
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Chrome for Android updated with Material Design

Chrome 37 is now available in the Google Play Store. Today's update is notable for bringing over a new look and feel the Material Design refresh we saw recently in Chrome Beta. Head to the Play Store and you'll find the following new features in Chrome: Signing in to Chrome signs you in to...

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Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome Beta for Android updated with pull-to-refresh, bug fixes

Chrome for Android users rejoice! Pull-to-refresh is here — in beta form at least. Google posted an update for its Chrome Beta app that brings the addition of everyone's favorite refresh gesture, as well as numerous bug fixes and the usual smattering of performance improvements. As of this...
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YouTube now defaults to its HTML5 player on web browsers

If you access YouTube on a web browser such as Chrome, the videos will now use the HTML5 player by default. Google announced this move today, while also revealing it is "deprecating" the old Flash-based embeds and Flash API from YouTube. In a blog post, YouTube stated that advancements in the...
Chrome 40 for Android

Chrome 40 for Android brings us a content settings UI update and more

Google has started rolling out an update of its Chrome browser for Android devices. The update brings Chrome to version 40, with the major change coming in the form of an updated page info and content settings UI. Aside from that, Chrome 40 for Android (40.0.2214.89, to be more precise) has...
Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

Google search gets a speed increase on Chrome for Android

It looks like Google is looking to spice up your searches on Chrome for Android. According to a Google Plus post by Google developer Ilya Grigorik, a new feature should be rolling out that speeds up searches by 100 to 150 milliseconds. The new feature is called "reactive prefetch," and...
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Google's working on kid-friendly versions of Chrome, YouTube, and more

Google plans to offer versions of its popular products like Chrome and YouTube that will be made for kids that are 12 years of age or younger. There's no word on when these new products will be released. In an interview with USA Today, Pavni Diwanji, the vice-president of engineering for this...
Chrome for Android hits version 39

Chrome 39 released with faster background loading

An update to Chrome for Android — version 39.0.2171.59, to be specific — is rolling out now onto Google Play. It might not hit or be available on your device immediately, but it's coming. Google likes to roll things out nice and slow, just in case something breaks. Here's what's new in Chrome 39...
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Soon you'll be able to launch desktop applications from Google Drive in Chrome

Google is trying to tie in its Google Drive cloud service more with its Chrome web browser, thanks to a new extension that will allow users to open files stored in Google Drive directly into a compatible desktop application. The new extension, which will roll out in the coming days, works with...
Chrome for Android updated with more Material Design updates

Chrome brings more Material Design in latest update

Google has just released a new update to the Chrome browser for Android today, though it may not hit your devices right away. This will be a gradual roll out that happens over the next few days, and though the change log is short, it should add a lot of performance improvements. Google also says...
Google brings experimental toggle to turn off notification sound in Chrome browser

Experimental switch silences audio alerts in Chrome browser tab

Google is experimenting with a new feature that would allow users to silence audio notifications in the Chrome browser tab. Admittedly, Google says that it is experimenting with this new UI feature after users had mistakenly assumed that they could click on the tab to mute alert tones, and that...
Chrome Apps for Mobile now act more like native apps

Google updates Chrome Apps for Mobile to include rich notifications

Earlier this year, Google had made an important move to allow developers to package their web apps and submit them to the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Known as Chrome App for Mobile, the move makes it easier for developers to have something that looks like a native app. Now, Google...

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