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Chrome Browser for Android

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  • Vendor: Google LLC
  • 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 37 beta for Android released with Material Design update and more

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Doodles return to the tab page with Chrome 36 for Android

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Google shows new Material Design UI for mobile web

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Kick with Chrome brings World Cup excitement to your browser

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Chrome Web Store lets you search for apps with Android counterparts

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Google blocks sideloading of Chrome extensions

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Chrome for Android updated with support for multi-windows, full screen video, and undo function for closed tabs

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Chrome Remote Desktop app exits beta, controls your computer on any ICS and above device

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Office Online arrives in the Chrome Web Store

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Chrome Remote Desktop enters closed beta on Android

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Experimental Google Play Music Chrome app brings drag and drop uploading and mini player

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Google Now rolling out to Chrome desktop users

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