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Chrome for Android Easter eggs: stupid tab tricks

Being the fun-loving world domination corporation that they are, Google likes to spread around Easter eggs in almost every website or piece of software they develop. The system version Easter eggs are some of Android's most famous, like Ice Cream Sandwich's NyanDroid. So it is with Chrome for Android, Google's attempt at synchronizing its desktop, mobile and stand-alone browser strategies. Two Easter eggs have been found in the mobile browser thus far, both intended to show off Chrome's impressive memory management.

Chrome to Mobile extension adds device-specific link sharing

By now you're probably familiar with Chrome to Phone, Google's link-forwarding Chrome extension and Android app that debuted with Android 2.2 Froyo. While it's great for getting a page to your phone quickly, it's also somewhat limited, especially if you use more than one Android device - it'll send the link to every phone and tablet on which you've installed the app. Along with the Chrome for Android beta, Google has added a totally new extension to the desktop version of the browser, called Chrome to Mobile Beta.

Chrome for Android Beta hands-on [Video]

Google has released their first ever version of Chrome for Android today. Bringing their full-fledged browser to the world of Android smartphones and tablets. While currently only available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices (and a beta) we were excited to give it a quick try. Below you'll see our first impressions, hands-on pictures, video, benchmarks and more.

Google begins work on Chrome browser for Android

We know that Android's native browser app and Google's Chrome desktop browser have been slated to merge for some time now, and it appears that some concrete efforts are being made in that direction. A version of Chrome that runs on Android is in the extreme early stages of development at Google, with the updated user interface already completed. With Android's tablet push in full swing, a more capable native browser app could be a major boon for the platform.

Android Web Browser Goes Open Source, Chrome Incoming?

Google's Andrei Popescu this week sent out a letter regarding Android's current stock web browser, a system built on WebKit, saying that first of all they at Google apologize for the confusion the thus-far incomplete Android port that exists today in WebKit TOT has caused. Upstreaming the Android port of WebKit has for a while been a goal of the folks working on the project at Google, and what they've got to report today is that they will be removing the existing incomplete Android port and replacing this with an effort that includes a webkit.org build bot compiling Chromium's DRT for Android using the Android NDK, SDK, and toolchain.

Google I/O Day 2 Keynote : In Line and Nearly In

We're in line again, this time toting a few more devices (though we're none the heavier thanks to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighing approximately nothing at all,) and we're attempting to get pumped up for the second day's big keynote. What should we be expecting today? More than likely a whole 'lotta Chrome, but you never know, might be some Android tidbits in this event as well. Stay tuned to Android Community and our sister site SlashGear for all the coverage your eyeballs can handle.

Waiting in Line at Google I/O for the First Keynote [UPDATE: We're in!]

Today at 11AM Central time is the first Google keynote speech, and we're currently waiting in line for the bigtime door opening. There's about ten billion people standing in line here, but I assure you, we'll have the big news first! That is to say, we'll be the first to be analyzing while everyone else is running around screaming because Ice Cream Sandwich is the greatest thing since they created the original tasty treat. Stay tuned and get your fists ready for some heavy pumping and your eyeballs ready for some heavy reading of some bomb dropping!

Android Community covering Google I/O

The time is almost here for Google I/O. Beginning tomorrow, the annual Google confab will run through Wednesday and Android Community will be there to cover it. LIVE! You can expect up to the minute coverage of everything coming out of the conference. Look for fast links from our Facebook Page, and via Twitter, along with more in depth coverage here on AC. Here's a quick look of what to expect ....

Google I/O sells out in less than an hour

Tickets for the Google I/O sold out today in 59 minutes - more than 1200 times faster than 2010.  The annual two day developers confab, held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, focuses on sessions on building of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google technologies such as Android, Chrome, and others.
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