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Google releases Chrome Beta app for Android

Google has officially released the Chrome Beta Channel for Android smartphones and tablets. And while that may sound a little fancier than what it needs to be, putting is simpler -- Android users can now download and install a beta version of the Chrome browser. Similar to the stable Chrome app for Android, the Chrome beta app comes with the requirement of Android 4.0 or later.

Google introduces new Samsung-made Chromebook

To many, Google and Samsung are two companies that go hand-in-hand, mostly because Samsung is the world's biggest manufacturer of Android phones. It's only fitting, then, that Google has picked Samsung to produce a new Chromebook. The idea behind it is still to give consumers a speedy browser-only laptop, but it appears that this new device brings a number of changes over Chromebooks of the past.

Android Community is here at Google I/O 2012!

It's finally time again for the biggest Android developer event of the year, and Google's throwing the party! Google I/O 2012 has begun - registry has begun, at least, and the big events start tomorrow morning bright and early! Join us all week long as we bring you all the greatest news and revelations as they occur from tomorrow morning until night on Friday!

No Chrome OS tablets coming any time soon

Those of you hoping for a convergence of Google's mobile and cloud desktop operating systems won't be fulfilled any time soon. In a recent interview with Tech Radar, Googler Linus Upson put rumors of Chrome OS tablet - and full integration between Chrome OS and Android - well and truly to rest. The teams working on Chrome and Android are to remain separate, with the obvious exception of Chrome for Android.

Chrome for Android coming out of beta soon

Google's push to extend its Chrome browser to the Android platform has been a successful one for the most part, and apparently they're done making it sit at the software equivalent of the kiddie table. Google's senior vice president of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai said that Chrome for Android will lose its beta label "in a matter of weeks", making a statement about the mobile version of Chrome's readiness to take over Google's web presence on Android. Pichai did not give a more precise date for the transition.

Google Chrome Beta for Android receives an update

Google Chrome Beta's last update was back on February 24th, and this particular revision has primarily focused of bug fixes. Chrome should now properly run on any version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), so many of the custom ROMs out there could possibly be supported. There are still the same three known issues since the previous update: No way to toggle between mobile/desktop UA, YouTube links don't prompt specific application use, and proxy settings are still not supported.