Google Chrome, the second most popular Internet browser, is now available on Android. Currently, it’s in beta and only for 4.0 ICS devices. Chrome has been out since 2008, but it never did come to mobile devices.
This has quite a few speculating as to why and why the tech giant never made it happen. Well, it seems that they finally have and so far, the reviews are pretty solid overall. This is sure to get Opera and Firefox riled up as they have their own mobile browsers.
Personally, I’ve used Opera mobile for quite some time and love it, but being that Chrome for Android can sync all my data such as bookmarks, browsing history, etc., it’s a no brainer to switch.
“The new browser, unlike the stock Android browser, is available in the Android Market so that people don’t have to wait for handset makers to offer it through an operating system upgrade. But its reliance on newer hardware acceleration interfaces means it only works on Ice Cream Sandwich, which despite emerging last year on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone remains a rarity in the real world.”
With great reviews and it not even out of beta yet, we’re sure to see it improve.
Do you use Google Chrome? If not, what’s your Internet browser of choice?