Google Updates Chrome for Android Beta

If you’re among the masses of Android 4.0 users currently swimming in Google’s Chrome for Android Beta, then you’ll be glad to know that an update is now available for Google’s in-house mobile browser. In response to user feedback, Google has added the following enhancements:

  • You can now request the desktop version of a website, in case you would rather not view the mobile version.
  • You can now add bookmarks as shortcuts on your home screen, so you can get to your favorite sites faster.
  • Choose your favorite apps to handle links opened in Chrome.
  • You can now use Chrome with the system proxy configured in Android settings.

Whether you’re already in the beta, or just plain curious about trying a new browser, you can grab the latest version of Chrome for Android via Google Play. Please note that this is a beta and it does require that your phone or tablet be running Android 4.0 or higher.

[via: Google Mobile Blog]

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