Google’s incredibly popular desktop browser Chrome is finally going mobile. The search giant announced on Tuesday Chrome for Android Beta, which promises to bring the same browsing experience users know and love into the mobile space. “The browser on your phone can be just like the one on your computer,” the video says. The catch? Only users running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their phone or tablet have access.
“Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features seamless sign-in and sync so you can take your personalized web browsing experience with you wherever you go, across devices.”
The biggest addition over Android’s current browser will be how Google is implementing tabs. In Chrome for Android, users will have the ability to flip or swipe between an unlimited number of tabs – think of it in terms of “holding a deck of cards in the palm of your hands,” Google said. And because it’ll have syncing capabilities, tabs open on a user’s desktop will also show up on their Android device with the press of a button, making it easy and convenient for people on the go.
We’ll be sure to get an in depth hands-on soon and, of course, share our thoughts on how it fares against Android’s current browser.
Are you gonna download Chrome for Android Beta?
[via Google Blog]