Google Announce Chrome Beta for Android – Not Support Flash

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Google has introduced the Chrome for Android (beta) for Android 4.0 (ICS), which brings speed and simplicity of desktop Chrome to Android phone and tablet. It enables you to sync bookmarks and tabs across devices.

Chrome for Android Features:

  1. Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
  2. Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
  3. Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
  4. Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have opened on your computer
  5. Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
  6. Browse privately in Incognito mode

Not support Adobe Flash!

On the side note, Adobe has confirmed that Chrome for Android does not support Flash:

…Adobe is no longer developing Flash Player for mobile browsers, and thus Chrome for Android Beta does not support Flash content. Flash Player continues to be supported within the current Android browser.

No surprise there as Adobe announced in November 2011 that Adobe is no longer developing Flash Player for mobile browsers.

Android phone seller should stop highlight “supporting flash” as a feature in 2012! It’s HTML5 now.

Download Chrome for Android

Chrome for Android Beta is for Android 4.0 (ICS) only. You can download it from Android Market.

Based on current 2320 user reviews, the app gets a average rating of 4.3 out of 10. Not suitable to set as default browser for the moment…

My two cents

I like the sync features for bookmarks and view tabs, and the ability to send pages from desktop Chrome. I believe that Chrome will soon replace Android browser and become the default web browser for Android platform.

Chrome for desktop is currently the 2nd most popular web browser in the World.

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