Chrome for Android Update

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 10:56 AM

(Cross posted on the Google Chrome Blog)

Since we launched Chrome for Android Beta in February, we’ve been listening closely to all of your feedback (thank you!). It’s great to hear how so many of you love having the Chrome experience on your Android 4.0 phone or tablet.

With today’s update, Chrome for Android Beta is now available in 31 more languages and in all countries where Google Play is available. We’ve also added many much-requested features, including:

  • You can now request the desktop version of a website, in case you would rather not view the mobile version.
  • You can now add bookmarks as shortcuts on your home screen, so you can get to your favorite sites faster.
  • Choose your favorite apps to handle links opened in Chrome.
  • Have a proxy setup for Wi-Fi access? You can now use Chrome with the system proxy configured in Android settings.

If you build websites, you may want to take note of a change in the User-Agent specification for Chrome for Android.

If you haven’t already, you can install Chrome for Android Beta from Google Play on your Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone or tablet. As we're still in Beta, we look forward to your feedback so we can continue to improve Chrome for Android.

Posted by
Dan Alcantara and Oli Lan, Software Engineers on Chrome for Android

11 comments:

Richard Waeteraere said...

Would try it if manufacturers would finally roll out some of the updates for their customers....

TechAddict said...

Why isn't this app (and other Google apps) available in Jordan?!

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ConcernedCitizen said...

Can you make text autowrap dynamically when zooming? The same goes for the full PC version.

JB said...

I really agree with your blog.I think that are the great info for Android Beta..Thanks!!
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Brain said...

hy, i have bought a tablet over the internet last year,a wm850, some friend recommended me the site said they're cool and stuff and i have a tablet from them, eurodualsim or something i guess, that it's promoted all over the world, england, spain, even uk, and i have a 2.3 installed on it and unfortunately although i have no problem with it at this moment it's pretty annoying that i cannot make a note on the calendar or i just simply don't know to follow instructions. I know that android 2.2 has the same problem and i want to know if this 4.0 android update has fixed this issue , and if the answer is yes can someone tell me how to update mine from 2.3 to 4.0? Regards

jaam said...

Is it possible to force chrome to use a specific form of browser i.e. desktop version for all sites, rather than it deciding for itself?

if so how does one do that as I can't find a user agent setting.

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Kanishk said...

Its sad that it is not backward compatible with Old android OS. Worst part you cannot do anything to get the OEM or operator to update it.

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