Google has updated its Chrome mobile browser for Android, which now supports devices running x86 processors. This means that newer devices running on Intel’s Medfield chip, like the Motorola RAZR i, can now enjoy Google’s own browser solution. Before the update, Chrome was sadly not compatible with non-ARM devices, but that’s no longer the case.
Unfortunately, very few mobile device are running Intel’s 32nm Medfield processor — the most notable one being Motorola’s RAZR i. However, we can confirm, though, that Chrome runs great on it. So when it’s time for you to pick up your new RAZR i when it hits store shelves later this year, you’ll already have a couple of browser options to choose from.
The new Chrome update for Android also comes with the usual various bugfixes and stability improvements, and there are now YouTube video controls in full-screen playback mode. Videos also now continue playing even after the phone becomes locked, making it a great battery-saving feature if you only want to listen to the audio portion.
Google Chrome is a free download and the update is available now in the Google Play store. Also, if you want more info about the Medfield-equipped RAZR i, have a look at our hands-on for photos and more. You can also read over our review of another Medfield device, the Orange San Diego.