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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 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...
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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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64-bit Chrome web browser for OS X to officially launch in November

Google will launch the official, non-beta, 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for OS X in November, a few months after an early build of the browser was made available on its Canary and Dev channels. In a blog post, Google stated: Unlike on Windows, where Chrome is available in both...
Why you should risk using Chrome Beta for Android

Why you should risk using Chrome Beta for Android

Chrome is quickly becoming one of the most popular web browsers in the entire world on most platforms. (And by many accounts, it already is.) When adding new features, testing functionality, or considering changing the way the browser looks and works, Google builds a completely separate version...

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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...
How to manage your saved passwords in Chrome

How to manage your saved passwords in Chrome

Chrome can keep track of your passwords so you don't have to One of the many things Chrome can keep and sync between devices for you are passwords. And while for lesser things this can be a great help, it is also something that you may not want to use for say your bank, or shopping site like...
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64-bit Chrome web browser for OS X to officially launch in November

Google will launch the official, non-beta, 64-bit version of its Chrome web browser for OS X in November, a few months after an early build of the browser was made available on its Canary and Dev channels. In a blog post, Google stated: Unlike on Windows, where Chrome is available in both...
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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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What's all this stuff on the Chrome new tab window?

The new tab window on Chrome for Android helps you get more from your web browsing experience If there's one thing I love about Chrome, Google's web browser, it's that it can provide pretty seamless transitions between my desktop and mobile web browsing experiences. If I have to leave my...
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How to set 'Do not track' in Chrome

You can request for websites to not keep track of your activity when using Chrome When you browse the Internet, the sites you visit pick up bits of information about you and your online habits. Some information, like websites you've visited, may be shared with third parties. Those third parties...
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How to clear your browsing data in Chrome

You can protect your privacy and cover your tracks by clearing your browsing data in Chrome for Android We've all been here: A friend asks to borrow your phone (or just steals it), and you start to sweat, fully aware of what's lurking there in your browser history. What if they see that you're...
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How to use autofill forms in Chrome

When you log into your Google account within Chrome on any platform, Google syncs your history, bookmarks, settings, and almost all information saved within your previous browser sessions. (Assuming you've told it to, of course.) While it can be handy to have your previous history or bookmarks...

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