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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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How to disable the Flash plugin for Chrome

Enough is enough. After years of dealing with Adobe Flash — be it performance issues or repeated security issues, with the latest zero-day fix dropping today in response to Sunday's "Hacking Team" revelation — it's time to disable Flash in Chrome. (Update: A third zero-day was announced on July...
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How to merge and unmerge Chrome tabs in Lollipop

It's either the best or worst feature ever invented, depending on who you ask. Everyone uses their devices just a little bit differently, and the web browser is more often than not a perfect example of that statement. Chrome for Android offers many great features, including the ability to sync...
New Touch to Search feature to be rolling out in Chrome

New Touch to Search feature appears to be rolling out in Chrome for Android

Chrome for Android appears to be gaining some new functionality, Touch to Search, in a server-side update. Some users are noticing the ability to highlight text in Chrome on their Android devices and get access to other search results without leaving the page they are on. The new feature, Touch...
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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...

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Flash Player

How to disable the Flash plugin for Chrome

Enough is enough. After years of dealing with Adobe Flash — be it performance issues or repeated security issues, with the latest zero-day fix dropping today in response to Sunday's "Hacking Team" revelation — it's time to disable Flash in Chrome. (Update: A third zero-day was announced on July...
Chrome tabs unmerged

How to merge and unmerge Chrome tabs in Lollipop

It's either the best or worst feature ever invented, depending on who you ask. Everyone uses their devices just a little bit differently, and the web browser is more often than not a perfect example of that statement. Chrome for Android offers many great features, including the ability to sync...
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Microsoft expands Skype for Web beta worldwide with 30 languages supported

Microsoft expands access to its Skype for Web beta to everyone in the world, not just the US and UK. Anyone in the world can now access Microsoft's Skype for Web beta test. The company has revealed it has expanded the reach of the beta worldwide after previously limiting the web client to just...
Google brings automatic pausing for Flash content to Chrome desktop beta

Google brings automatic pausing for Flash content to Chrome desktop beta

Google is looking to better your laptop's battery life by automatically pausing any unnecessary Flash content in Chrome. Google announced that it has worked with Adobe to bring a new feature to its Chrome desktop browser that automatically pauses Flash content that isn't essential to a website...
New Touch to Search feature to be rolling out in Chrome

New Touch to Search feature appears to be rolling out in Chrome for Android

Chrome for Android appears to be gaining some new functionality, Touch to Search, in a server-side update. Some users are noticing the ability to highlight text in Chrome on their Android devices and get access to other search results without leaving the page they are on. The new feature, Touch...
Latest Chrome for Android update brings faster online checkouts, touch to search

Latest Chrome for Android update brings faster online checkouts, touch to search

Google announced the rollout of Chrome 43 for Android today, which brings faster online checkouts and more. Google says that Chrome 43 will begin rolling out on Google Play over the next few days, bringing with it a faster checkout process when shopping online, along with a new touch to search...
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The Chrome Android development team is holding a Reddit AMA at 6 p.m. EDT

Google's Chrome development team for Android will be ready to answer some questions later today during a AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit. If you have any burning questions about the current and future state of the Chrome web browser for Android, they might just be answered by members of...
Chrome Web Store to be only place to get extensions

Chrome extensions will soon only be available through the Chrome Web Store

Starting in July, the only place Chrome Windows and Mac users will be able to get extensions for the web browser will be from Google's official Chrome Web Store. Google stopped the sideloading of Chrome extensions for Windows users back in May 2014, and only allowed them to be offered via the...
Submit feedback on your browsing experience with Google's latest Chrome extension

Submit feedback on your browsing experience with Google's latest Chrome extension

Google has released a new Chrome extension today that allows you to easily submit feedback about the popular browser. Eager to give some feedback on Chrome for desktop while you're browsing away? Google has released a new extension for just that purpose called "Chrome User Experience Surveys...
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Inside Google Chrome for Android

It comes pre-loaded with just about everything Android nowadays, and with good reason. Google has been changing the very nature of the web browser for a long time now. There are a lot of features we take for granted, both on mobile and desktop browsers, that exist because of Google Chrome....

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