Google refreshes Chrome browser for Android Ice Cream Sandwich


Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) released an updated version of its Chrome browser for devices running Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich), adding a series of user-requested features and expanding its international availability.

The revamped Chrome for Android Beta enables users to view desktop versions of sites in favor of the mobile version and add bookmarks as homescreen shortcuts to improve access to their favorite sites. Consumers may also designate favorite apps to handle links opened in Chrome. The update additionally expands the browser to 31 additional languages and to all countries where the Google Play storefront operates.

Google introduced Chrome for Android Beta in February. Available exclusively for tablets and handsets running Android 4.0, the browser touts many of the same features as its desktop counterpart, and enables users to port bookmarks and saved tabs from the desktop to the mobile platform. Chrome for Android also supports remote debugging via Chrome Developer Tools, allowing developers to debug profile web pages and web apps via mobile.

For more:
- read this Google Chrome Blog entry

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