Google Chrome Web browser officially released on Android

The eagle has landed and the hidden code was real — Google Chrome is now available on Android in beta for smartphones and tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Hello productivity spike!

Not to knock the Android's default Internet browser, but Chrome, is well, better.

It's yet to subjected under uber technical benchmarks, but Google claims that Chrome for Android is as fast as the desktop version, has a built in omnibox, and tabs that have been redesigned to allow you to "flip or swipe between an unlimited number of tabs."

Just like Chrome's desktop app, the Android version also has a private browsing mode (incognito mode aka porn mode). Yay-ya!

By far the greatest feature is the seamless desktop to smartphone/tablet synchronization. If you're signed into Chrome on the desktop, you can push open tabs to your smartphone/tablet, sync bookmarks and receive autocomplete suggestions before jetting away.

In case you've been wondering, there's no Adobe Flash on it either. Mobile Flash is dead.

The ultimate plan is to make Chrome the new default browser. If that's really Google's plan, it better start getting those ICS numbers up because the amount of users using Android 4.0 sits only at 0.7 percent. Most people are still using Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Chrome for Android Beta is available right now on the Android Market for free. What are you waiting for? If you've got a Galaxy Nexus or any Android 4.0 tablet, get downloading!

Via Google Chrome Blog

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