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We're live at the Eric Schmidt keynote at Mobile World Congress, and Hugo Barra, Director of Product Management, for Android, has announced that Chrome for Android Beta is now available in 20 new countries, bringing the total to 32. Unfortunately, you'll still need Ice Cream Sandwich to use it, which limits the adoption just a bit. Here's the full list of available countries:

  • Argentina
  • Hong Kong
  • Norway
  • Australia
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Austria
  • India
  • Russia
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Singapore
  • Brazil
  • Italy
  • South Africa
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Korea
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Finland
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • United States
  • Germany
  • New Zealand

 

 
There are 23 comments

SpookDroid says:

Great! Mexico made the list! Oh, wait... that's right! There are currently no ICS phones/tablets officially in this country! ¬¬'

eehans says:

Still no Estonia, why the hell not? It is a simple browser, is our Internet somehow different than in Finland?

LV23 says:

Seems like Google has at least few stupid people there.
How come did they not release the app for all?
I pay more then an american for a GN device (I'm from Europe) so I expect to receive at least the same treatment...
How come ones are getting the app before the others?

Fuck you Google!

It's your country's laws and regulations on commerce. Google wants your money.

 

victor3451 says:

You are complaining of the price of the GN in Europe?
For god's sake, here in Brazil that phone costs U$1.200 (yeah, DOLLARS, or R$2.250, if you will).

Shadowriver says:

I think they simply don't have app translated yet :>

eehans says:

According to Chrome Android support page it is only available in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Korean, so why is the application downloadable in Finland? Or Sweden? Norway?
And I don't really care about Estonian translation, my phone is English and most of the applications are in English too.

IP IHI II IL says:

Yeah, your internet is Finnish-ed... HA! Get it?!

...crickets...

I know, I'm an ignorant American, sorry I can't help it...

frozencloud says:

I honestly dont care how many countries this browser is available to. All I care about is whether or not it is compatible with Gingerbread or when my ATT GSII will have ICS.

LV23 says:

What the F***?
What's wrong with you Google?
How come did you release the app just for few countries and not for all?

I'm very disapointed.

Kid1da says:

I couldnt agree more with the posts above. I guess Google forgot that over 90% of their phones are still on GB. Even if youre rooted you cant benefit from this bc some phones dont have a working ICS build aka SGS2 t989.

bplewis24 says:

And I can't believe that you forget this is a Beta product. It amazes me how impatient and ignorant consumers can be.

hmmm says:

Ever try using a browser on a tablet without Flash? Good luck. Unfortunately Flash is a necessity right now.

eahinrichsen says:

Not for a lot of people. I don't even bother to install Flash on my Android phones, and lack of Flash support has never bothered me at all when using my iPad. Honestly, I consider Flash to be more of an annoyance than a benefit.

Monkey Pi says:

When this is finally released to everyone and on GB, they will have all the bugs worked out for you. For crying out loud, this is still a Beta!

For those of you who are seriously bent out of shape about this, is you life really that much less complete than it was a month ago when nobody had this? Is Google really that evil for not inviting you to the beta test?

gduthomas says:

"Limits the adoption a bit..."

Are you serious? How many people are even running ICS?

Synycalwon says:

Hey wait, I thought ICS was still in beta too! ;P derp derp derp

Synycalwon says:

No Flash support = I won't use it plain and simple.

LV23 says:

Can someone share this apk?
Thanks!

IP IHI II IL says:

I really don't understand why Chrome Mobile is only available for ICS phones... It CAN'T be hardware/software, right? I would kick all the browsers I've PAID for to the curb if Chrome was available for 2.3.X phones (like my RAZR)in a HEARTBEAT. Especially since Flash still works on 2.3.X phones...

Monkey Pi says:

Flash works fine on 4.x phones too. Just not in Chrome. The few places I've "needed" flash, I didn't choose to go to another browser. Nearly all the Flash I personally come across is ads.

rpankoe says:

Too bad it's not working on the Touchpad running CM9 (ICS 4.0.3). It says you need to be at least running ICS 4.0! WTF?

benjo3683 says:

Oh...no....... excluded my country