Chrome for Android beta introduced by Google, now available for Android 4.0 devicesAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Google today introduced Chrome for Android, a new browser that's currently available in beta form to devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Chrome Beta offers users a new tab system that makes it easy to flip between several open tabs in a way that Google describes as swiping through a deck of cards. Some other features include an incognito mode and the ability to sign in and sync your bookmarks, get autocomplete suggestions, and view tabs that you have open on your synced Chrome desktop browser. Google also says that speed is a big focus with Chrome for Android, explaining that you can use the omnibox to search and navigate the web and that your top search results are loaded in the background as you type.
So far the Chrome for Android beta has worked pretty well on my Galaxy Nexus in the limited time I've used it. There are a few stutters here and there, like while pinching to zoom, but hey, this is a beta after all. I like the tab switching found in Chrome for Android, and the ability to sync your computer's open tabs to your phone should make several folks happy as well. The Chrome for Android beta is available for download from the Android Market right here and can be installed on both smartphones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich. What do you folks that have had the chance to give Chrome for Android a go think of it?