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App updates rolling out for Google Chrome and Google Earth

Updates are now pushing out for two major Google apps on the Google Play Store. First up is Google Chrome, the de facto default browser for Android 4.0 and above. ARM-based devices are updated to Chrome 18.0.1025464, while Intel-based phones like the Motorola RAZR i get version 18.0.1026320. The...
Samsung Chromebook

New Samsung Chromebook now available in the Google Play Store

Update: Looks like the $249 price was right. The Chromebook seems to have sold out, and is now listed as "coming soon". Google's new Chromebook, made by Samsung, is available in the Google Play Store starting today for just $249. The latest iteration, which is now based on an ARM processor rather...
Samsung Chromebook

Google launches new, cheaper Samsung Chromebook

Chromebooks, Google's thin client browser-only laptop experiment, are getting a refresh today with a new cheaper option. The new Chromebook seems to have similar design features as the previous Samsung Series 5 model -- matte grey plastic and understated lines -- and is a generally nice looking...
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Read Google Play Magazines in Chrome with new web reader

Google has just announced the availability of the magazines you purchase via Google Play in the Chrome browser with a new web reader. Until now, if you bought magazines, you could download them to your various Android devices, but if you were on a computer, you were essentially out of luck. Now,...
Android Central

Samsung reportedly developing its own mobile browser, just as it always has done

The Internet's in a bit of a tizzy this morning over reports from a Korean news that Samsung has begun development of its own WebKit-based mobile browser, to be used in future smartphones. ETNews reports that Samsung's browser will be offered as an alternative to Google Chrome on mobile. WebKit,...
Firefox for Android

This week's sidebar poll: What is your browser of choice?

Having access to the Internet's rich content is a good reason why many of us love our smartphones. The days of WAP browsing are over and we have all sorts of options and way to get the Web and services right in our hands. On the Android platform we're especially lucky, because we have an abundance...
Android Central

Current version of Chrome not compatible with RAZR i, Intel-friendly update coming soon

Upon loading up our pre-release Motorola RAZR i with our favorite Google apps, we were surprised to find one that simply refused to install -- Google's popular Chrome browser. Google Play allowed the Intel-powered phone to download Chrome, but promptly displayed a "package file is invalid" error...
Android Central

Chrome for Android updated with stability and security fixes

Google Chrome for Android has been updated over Google Play, the first such update since Google's mobile browser exited beta at Google I/O back in June. There are no major feature additions in the new version 18.0.1025308, but there is a selection of fixes for "medium"-rated security issues, as...
Google I/O Keynote

Missed the Day 2 Keynote from Google I/O? Watch it back now

If, for some reason, you missed out on the livestream of the Google I/O Day 2 Keynote yesterday, fear not. The presentation has been uploaded in full, for you to enjoy at your leisure. Day 2 was pretty much all about Chrome. We saw some impressive stats on the Chrome Browser, our iOS friend being...
Chrome

Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad, while most Android users can't even install it

Day two at Google I/O has brought forth a lot of Chrome and Google Drive news. One highlight being that Chrome and Google Drive will be coming to iOS later today. Of course, this is a great thing to have happen but we can't gloss over the fact that most Android devices can't even access Chrome yet...
Chrome Users

Google says that Chrome is now the worlds most popular browser

We're knee deep into the day 2 keynote presentation at Google I/O, and we're expecting lots of Chrome news. The first piece that just dropped highlights the massive popularity of the Google Chrome browser.  To date, there is now 310 million daily active users of the Chrome browser, which Google...
Android Central

Chrome for Android exits beta, first stable channel release available now

Fresh from the news that Chrome will be the stock browser on the new Nexus 7 tablet, today also sees the release of the first stable channel version for Android. The beta tag is no more.  The update is live in the Google Play Store as we speak, and is available for devices running Android 4.0 and...
Chrome Beta for Android

Chrome Beta for Android updated for stability and performance improvements

Google Chrome Beta for Android has an update being pushed out right now through the Google Play Store. While a minor bump, it does focus primarily on performance and stability improvements. There's also a minor reorganizing of the settings options. The official changelog reads:  Chrome for Android...
Chromebook and Chromebox

Google unveils the new app-driven ChromeOS (and its new hardware)

Google is showing off a shiny new Samsung Chromebook and the new Chromebox today, which come to the table not only with beefier specs but with an all-new user interface. For those who aren't familiar, ChromeOS is a new computer operating system from Google, one where everything runs inside a...
Chrome for Android

Chrome for Android updated with bugfixes

Get thee to thy nearest Android Market Android apps section in Google Play, as there's an update to the Chrome for Android browser. What's new, you ask? Bugfixes, says Google, including a bigun' that was keeping Chrome from starting up on some versions of Ice Cream Sandwich. (That's kind of a big...
Android Central

Chrome for Android Beta now available in 20 new countries

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,...
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Chrome extension allows for downloading of Android apps from Market to desktop

For those who know their way around the insides of an Android smartphone, pulling the apps off the device in their .apk form is a pretty trivial exercise. (We showed you how to do it many moons ago.) Now, thanks to a clever developer and a Chrome extension, you can download Android apps to your...
Android Central

Chrome for Android gets an update, appears to break support for some custom ROMs

Chrome Beta for Android has received a mystery update over in the Android Market, updating the mobile version of Google's browser to version 0.16. There's nothing in the changelog to indicate what's new in this version, but we've noticed no new features, so we can assume it's just the usual mix of...
Android Central

Chrome boss suggests full-screen browsing and desktop view coming to Chrome on Android

Google released the first beta version of Chrome for Android a couple of weeks ago, giving Android 4.0 phone and tablet owners the chance to try out the new mobile version of its web browser. Today Google's senior vice president of Chrome, Sundar Pichai, gave the first hints about which features...
Phil Nickinson

From the editor's desk: Chrome for Android, solving for x, and silly stories

Hell of a week, eh? We saw the rise of Chrome for Android, and Google Wallet hit a couple of potholes -- but nothing we're really worried about -- but some of the coolest news out of Mountain View actually has nothing to do with Android.  But before we get into the best news of the past week, here...

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