Google Chrome for Android Beta now available for download

Well, that came out of nowhere. But, here it is. Chrome for Android, all in its Beta glory. The application is now available to download in the Android Market, which you can find right here. But, before you get too excited, there is a huge caveat here: you’ll need to have a device that is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to take advantage of Google’s very own Web Browser. That equals (officially) the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, the Nexus S by Samsung, and the Transformer Prime by ASUS.

Google says the new application needs to be running on the latest version of the mobile operating system due to the hardware acceleration built-in, which makes sense. You will have access to most of the features that you’ll find in the Chrome version for the desktop, including syncing and unlimited tabs, which are easily switched to. Just sign into your Google account within the application and you’ll be synced up and ready to go, if you want to be of course, as you can opt-out of the sync option.

Here is the list of features so far:

  • Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
  • Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
  • Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
  • Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have open on your computer
  • Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
  • Browse privately in Incognito mode

There aren’t any extensions in this particular build, but it does seem like they are coming down the pipe. Head on through the source link below to learn more about the application and get it downloaded, and be sure to let us know what you think.

via Android Market

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