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Chrome for Android update adds background audio and more

If you happen to have an Android device running Chrome, you may want to head over to the Play Store and grab this latest update. The update is for Chrome 25, specifically for version 25.0.1364.123 and it has brought some new features along with some notable improvements on existing features.

Skyfire acquired by Opera

While there are plenty of alternative browsers available for Android users to pick from, it looks as if two of those have recently gotten together. Coming by way of an Opera issued press release, they have announced the acquisition of Skyfire. Based on details provided, Opera will be looking towards Skyfire's video optimization and smartphone monetization products.

Opera Ice promises to put mobile Chrome browser on notice

Opera Software has revealed its next generation browser, and you know we wouldn't be talking about it here on Android Community if it didn't have something to do with mobile devices. Introduced today over on Pocket-Lint, Opera Ice is a new mobile browser targeted at iOS and Android. Opera has seen the need for change in the mobile browser space, and plans to use Ice as a means of implementing that change.

Google’s homepage gets a new design for mobile devices

That awesome black menu bar that Google users have enjoyed when using the search engine via their computer browser? It's just been ported to the mobile version of Google's homepage, as you can see in the screenshots below. The various links nestled in the normal Google homepage are available in a hidden menu on the left side of the screen called the "Options" tab.

Firefox 16 for Android adds Reader Mode, Share features and more

Firefox is keeping their word on offering rapid releases for both their desktop, and mobile browser client. Even though it seems like they released version 15 just last week, yesterday Firefox 16 for Android was released to the wild. They've added a few new features, enhanced performance, and even added tons of security features to protect mobile users from malicious activities.

Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android brings safer surfing

Opera has been in lab working, and they have just launched Opera Mobile 12.1 for Android. Opera claims this new browser is safer and slimmer, while still being packed with features. Opera Mobile 12.1 is built for four different chipsets, and users only download the version suitable for their device. This helps keep the files small and bloat-free. The new version has Opera Turbo compression technology. This is designed to compress things and keep data usage down. This should come in handy for users who are roaming internationally and want to keep their bill as small as possible. A simple click in the options turns on compression and saves valuable data. Opera has put a major emphasis on safety with its latest update. They have added a new form of fraud detection that automatically alerts users to webpages that are suspicious. You can still visit a site the fraud detection alerts you of, you just might want to think twice about it. Opera has included some other features in this update such as more web standards, SPDY, WebSockets, new CSS features, and better HTML 5 support. As always, Opera is available free from Google Play. If you try it out, hit the comments below and let us know how you liked it!
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