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Chrome Browser for Android

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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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Weekly poll results: The Chrome browser is king of the hill

Other great web browsers for Android exist, but most people seem to love Chrome. Last week we asked about web browsers. Specifically, which browser everyone was currently using. We were pretty sure the numbers would show that Google Chrome for Android has a pretty high following, but we didn't...
Android apps on Chrome

Why your next Chromebook should have a touch screen

A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched. The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. That makes...
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Latest Chrome update for Android adds website update notifications and more

Google is now rolling out the latest version of its Chrome web browser for Android. It brings the version number to 42 and adds a way to be notified when websites are updated. The feature was first revealed by Google in March as part of the beta for Chrome 42. Website developers can use the new...
Chrome scrolling is about to get much smoother thanks to a new API

Chrome scrolling is going to be smoother (eventually) thanks to a new API

It looks like scrolling is about be smoother in Chrome, as Google plans to integrate Microsoft's Pointer Events API into the browser. While there's no timeline for when the API will be implemented, the end result should be less jank when scrolling through a website in Chrome. The Chromium team...

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Latest Chrome update for Android adds website update notifications and more

Google is now rolling out the latest version of its Chrome web browser for Android. It brings the version number to 42 and adds a way to be notified when websites are updated. The feature was first revealed by Google in March as part of the beta for Chrome 42. Website developers can use the new...
Chrome 42 stable

Chrome 42 pushed to stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux

Chrome 42 brings a new push API, fixes and enhancements, and the answer to life, the universe and everything. Google has pushed the latest version of Chrome — version 42 — to the stable channel for users on Windows, OS X and Linux. Your browser should automatically pull the new version through...
Android apps on Chrome

Why your next Chromebook should have a touch screen

A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched. The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. That makes...
Browsers

Weekly poll results: The Chrome browser is king of the hill

Other great web browsers for Android exist, but most people seem to love Chrome. Last week we asked about web browsers. Specifically, which browser everyone was currently using. We were pretty sure the numbers would show that Google Chrome for Android has a pretty high following, but we didn't...
Chrome scrolling is about to get much smoother thanks to a new API

Chrome scrolling is going to be smoother (eventually) thanks to a new API

It looks like scrolling is about be smoother in Chrome, as Google plans to integrate Microsoft's Pointer Events API into the browser. While there's no timeline for when the API will be implemented, the end result should be less jank when scrolling through a website in Chrome. The Chromium team...
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Latest Chrome Canary release utilizes next-gen HTTP/2 web standard

The latest build of the experimental Chrome Canary web browser, which early testers can download to see what's coming to Google's web browser, now supports the HTTP/2 web standard. This next-gen standard requires websites to be configured to use the improved tech (so you'll likely fail to notice...
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Chrome 41 for Android adds pull-to-refresh

Google is rolling out the latest version of Chrome for Android devices. The update to Chrome 41 brings with it a new feature that lets users pull down a page from the top to refresh it. If that feature sounds familiar, it's because Google added it to the last beta version of Chrome for Android in...
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Chrome 42 will be the last version for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

People who are still using a device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich soon won't be able to get any more updates for Google's Chrome browser. Ironically, Google first launched Chrome for Android many years ago for Ice Cream Sandwich users. Now that era is ending for the browser. In a post on...
Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google steps up anti-malware initiatives with updates to Chrome and Search

Google already shows a warning message when you attempt to download malicious software, and the search giant is now expanding its efforts with the SafeBrowsing initiative to protect you from visiting websites that are flagged for malware. Chrome has been updated to display a new warning message...
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Android's in-app WebView now has a beta channel

For developers that have utilized the in-app WebView component to display HTML content in their Android apps, we have good news: Google just launched a beta channel for said WebView. This means developers can now try out upcoming versions of the WebView and make adjustments to their apps and...

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