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    News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Android 4.0 users can now download Google's browser from the marketplace.
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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    What's the point in doing it? Andriod 4.0 already has a well developed built-in WebKit browser, with the same V8 JS engine, and chrome sync support, and with flash thrown in for fun, which Andriod Chrome wont have according to Adobe.
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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Google claims that Chrome for Android focuses on “speed and simplicity” with a new tab management interface that it describes as “holding a deck of cards in the palm of your hands, each one a new window to the web.”
    Translation perhaps being "we ripped off the UI ideas from webOS" Speaking of webOS, that's actually a nice way to work - think Palm got this one right, shame it's dying.
    Chrome is now available in beta from the Android Market in select countries and languages. Google hasn’t confirmed whether it plans to bring its browser to previous versions of its operating system.
    New browser on older OS releases? Yes please, either that or please Mr Asus get the ICS update out there for the original Transformer. The browser supplied with the Honeycomb version of the OS is darn near unusable for advanced sites like Hexus - I've taken to using Firefox, Dolphin-4-Pad or Opera, all of which are a country mile faster.

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    I don't have room for Chrome for Android right now, but the default browser in ICS is excellent. I find full screen mode + the side-of-screen touch menu are a great way of getting around.
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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Users running Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" on smartphones and tablets can unify their mobile and desktop browsing experience with Chrome by signing in on each device and being able to view the same open tabs and synch bookmarks.
    I wonder how well it would cope if I tried to open my current desktop session on it (44 tabs)

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Nice been looking forward to Chrome on my phone, just need samsung to hurry up and upgrade my phone to Ice Cream Sandwich.

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Quote Originally Posted by draken View Post
    Nice been looking forward to Chrome on my phone, just need samsung to hurry up and upgrade my phone to Ice Cream Sandwich.
    Ditto, march is the latest guestimate if it's the s2.

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Quote Originally Posted by draken View Post
    Nice been looking forward to Chrome on my phone, just need samsung to hurry up and upgrade my phone to Ice Cream Sandwich.
    Looking forward (assuming it's better than the one on the Prime) to getting my update from Asus for my Transformer this month.

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Been using it on my GN - good so far, i'm using my tablet less and less for the quick casual browsing.

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    Installed, but lack flash bugged me - uninstalled

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    Re: News - Chrome browser for Android launches on ICS devices

    This makes a lot of sense in a lot of ways. Chrome has quite a lot of brand awareness, so having that on a Google device makes sense. Moving forward it will also allow Google to push new browsers to "older" OS versions, this is only really relevant once we move on from ICS. Perhaps the long term plan is to drop the Android browser all together and just have Chrome on there.

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