Chrome for Android will improve by “leaps and bounds” soon

February 20, 2012
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Who has tried out the new Chrome for Android beta? While we love it here at Android Community it's still in beta and has a ways to go, not to mention be available on more devices. Today Chrome’s Senior VP Sundar Pichai had a sit down and was able to chat about Chrome and Chrome for Android with CNET, and had some interesting things to say regarding the browser and it's future.

While Pichai had plenty to say regarding the Chrome Browser its the part for Android that had me interested. Speaking about the amount of downloads (almost 500,000), and how they plan to improve it in the future -- talking about feature requests and more. Here is what he had to say:

Given that it's a beta product and only available on ICS, we're really happy where it is. I think most people haven't experienced it on tablets. They will discover a lot of good things there as well.

Regarding updates and features he also mentions the two biggest being full-screen browsing, and the option to set browser to show the desktop version of sites by default. Something many do today and we wish Chrome had out of the gate. He mentions both make sense, and they will being updates soon that will bring said features. They just want to do it correctly, and well. Pichai also had this little comment that gives me tons of hope for the future.

We are going to continue releasing Chrome for Android at a pretty healthy pace. In a year from now, we're going to take leaps and bounds.

What this means for Android we don't know at this moment, but we have a feeling it will be something major. Many have talked about merging Android and Chrome OS, and while that could potential be something he's hinting at -- that is very far away. Could Android become a unified platform for phones, tablets, desktops and homes in the future?

Hopefully the Chrome for Android rollout with continue strong and more devices will have access soon. He also briefly talks about Adobe Flash, HTML 5, and Google making money with Chrome for Android. If you haven't tried Chrome for Android yet we urge you to give it a try today.

[via CNET]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/Anurag.Dalmia Anurag Dalmia

    Any news on when will it release for Gingerbread ?

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing alright.

  • Anonymous

    It’s amazing alright.

  • 20011

    Meh, I was looking forward to Chrome, but without Flash, it’s a second rate browsing experience.  Opera is still my favorite, mainly because of Flash.  Even the stock browser is better.

  • 20011

    Meh, I was looking forward to Chrome, but without Flash, it’s a second rate browsing experience.  Opera is still my favorite, mainly because of Flash.  Even the stock browser is better.

  • Amacca

    It makes sense to unify the UX cross platform, whether that means Chrome OS reshuffles to become android desktop or vice versa. Although this will no doubt instigate further patent wars with MS.

  • Amacca

    It makes sense to unify the UX cross platform, whether that means Chrome OS reshuffles to become android desktop or vice versa. Although this will no doubt instigate further patent wars with MS.

  • Jamie Arellano

    Tested on my Xoom and it works pretty well. The syncing with the desktop is an excellent feature. Full screen mode is going to be huge. The lack of flash is no big deal for me. If i need to view some video in flash I can just use another browser for now.