Category: Google Chrome on Android (page 1 of 7)

Google Chrome for Android News and Tips. This category serves up news and tips about Google Chrome on Android. If you have an Android phone or a tablet, this is a category to watch out for!

Get Answers As You Type On Chrome for Android With This Trick

Here is a cool new feature coming to Chrome for Android, teal time answers while you type in your search query!

I am not talking about real time suggestions as you type your query, this is already a feature built into Google Search. This is answers that I am talking about!. You type in a question and as you type you get the answer as a suggestion dropdown. Here are some examples that you can try out:

  • When did {notable event}
  • Weather in {location}
  • How old is {notable person}

Now, note that not every question that you ask might give you an answer like this. This is probably a “work in progress” and will get better in coming days.

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This feature is still under development and is being tested behind a flag. However, you can enable this flag and test this right away!

Here is how you can enable this feature:

  1. Go to chrome://flags in a new tab
  2. Find the ‘Answers in Suggest’ flag
  3. Tap on the drop down box
  4. Set it to ‘Enabled’
  5. Restart Chrome.

Got it? Cool! Go ahead and give it a try now!

via OMG Chrome.

Chromium for Android

I always wanted this one, but never knew that it existed. Thanks to , I now have Chromium installed and working on my Android phone.

What is Chromium?

Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code.[3] The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing.

Why is attractive to me?

Okay, Chromium is not for daily use. It is where the Chrome’s code goes for the first level of compiling, testing and experimenting. There are daily builds, most of the times MANY builds during the day. For me, (and many other interested folks) this is the best place to look for new features coming to Chrome. Things are often introduced here first, tested, and moved to Chrome gradually. To write Chrome Story and to bring you news about upcoming features, this is a regular activity that I do on my Windows computer. (Try chromium often and follow , you are pretty much ready to start your own Chrome related blog android  Chromium for Android )

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Where Do I Download This?

Here, use this easy tool: Chromium Downloads. Again, this is HIGHLY experimental and not suggested for daily use.

Now, I am off tot esting something cool I found on this new Chromium build. See you soon!

Android L’s Recent Apps Menu Will Show Open Chrome Tabs Too

There was this little detail that I forgot to post yesterday after Google I/O. A small but really useful change on Chrome for Android.

The team has redesigned he recent apps (or multi-tasking) men on Android L. This time around, they decided to add open Chrome tabs from Chrome for Android in that beautifully designed list.

This means, you do not have to open Chrome and touch on more icon to see your open tabs. You can simply touch your recent apps icon, and it will list all your open Chrome tabs along with other apps.

Here is how it looks like:

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Sharing From Chrome on Android is Now Easy With This Little Feature

I love Pocket, the read-it-later service. Every time I find an interesting article, I save the link to pocket and read it using the Android app or on the desktop. I do this with most of the links on the desktop. But when I am on my mobile, I send ALL the articles to pocket and read from there.

And Chrome on Android just made this easy.

Or maybe this feature was there, and I just noticed it. Chrome for Android remembers the last app that you shared the link to, and adds a small icon next to “Share” so that you can easily send the link there.

Note: This is available only on Chrome for Android beta for now!

If you shared the last link to Facebook, you will see the Facebook icon there. And in my case, I see Pocket. I tested it with Google Drive for this article, and I got the Google Drive icon there.

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android  Sharing From Chrome on Android is Now Easy With This Little Feature

Try this today!

Visit Chrome Web Store on Mobile, Get Reminders To Install Apps on Desktop

Chrome on mobile does not have apps and extensions yet. But if you open a Chrome Web Store link, it can send you a reminder to install it on your desktop.

When you open any Chrome app or extension, it will tell you to send a reminder to yourself, an email with a link to the app, asking you to check it out and install it.

I visited the Text app on my mobile, and got this:

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and this:

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And the email said:

Check out “Text” in the Chrome Web Store

Just a small reminder to check out “Text” in Chrome Web Store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/text/mmfbcljfglbokpmkimbfghdkjmjhdgbg

Via François Beaufort. Special thanks to Lee Jarratt

Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android

It is finally here. Google today released the official Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android. We have already discussed what it does, but here is a quick recap of its features, the official version.

Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook (now Android).  Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files.  All connections are fully secure.

Once installed and configured, This app can connect to your Windows, Linux or OSX computers from Android. Now a few screenshots to give you a better idea:

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You can install the app from here.

Chrome for Android Gets Tab Close “Undo” and Chromecast Support

The latest update for Chrome on Android brings two major features to mobile Chromies. You can now reopen closed tabs with “undo” and also cast videos from open tabs.

This is currently available on the beta channel of Chrome for Android. But no worries, you all are going to get these features in a couple of weeks time.

You can access Youtube videos on Chrome for Android and send it to your Chromecast. All the HTML5 videos should work too. For tab close undo, a short message with an undo action is displayed for few seconds after you close a tab.

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Here is the official list of changes for this beta releases:

  • Undo Tab Close
  • Fullscreen video with Subtitles and HTML5 controls
  • Support for some multi-window devices
  • Support for casting some videos with Chromecast

Known issues include:

  • YouTube support for casting videos is not complete
  • Fullscreen video controls are not complete

You can install Chrome Beta for Android from here.

Google Releases Chrome Remote Desktop App for Android as Invite Only Beta

Last week I told you that Google is preparing Chrome Remote Desktop  Android App for Google Play Store release. That just happened. Google has started an invite only beta release of the remote desktop app.

The beta is invite only at this time, with invites rolling out to those who “expressed interest” in helping Chrome improve their remote desktop client.

The app allows you to connect to your computers from an Android phone or tablet. Yes, this is Android only for now. If you want to know how the apps works, here is a walkthrough I did few months ago.

For now, a few official screenshots from the Google Play Store:

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If you are among the lucky few who got to try out this beta release, well, congratulations! For others, this is a good sign. We are almost there.

via Droid Life.

Speed Up Chrome for Android with this Simple Tweak

Today we have a quick tip for Android users. If you are using Google Chrome for Android, a quick settings tweak can speed up Chrome.This settings tweak, thanks to Redditor erythrocytes64, may give you a tidy speed boost

We are going to give some extra memory for Chrome. The resulting improvement may depend on your device and its hardware specs.

All you have to do is open a new Chrome tab on your Android device, and paste this in the address bar:

chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area

Change the value of that flag to the highest, 512. Now restart Chrome for the change to take effect.

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Now, there are a couple of things that you should know. This won’t make pages load faster, but it definitely makes them easier to browse.

Since you are assigning additional memory to Chrome, performance of other apps might get hurt. Also, if your device has less memory, increasing Chrome’s share can affect performance of the device.

Please go through this Reddit thread and consider your options for trying this out.

via Lifehacker.com

 

Chrome for Android and iOS Translates Text To Emoji

As part of their April Fools Day celebration, Google Chrome for Android has a new handy feature. You can now translate webpages to emoji while using Chrome for Android.

The feature is optional, but once enabled, Chrome will replace certain words with emoji. Take, for example, the phrase “Google Play Gift Cards.” Instead of just showing the text, Chrome will display the word “Google,” a picture of a game controller for “Play,” a present for “Gift,” and a credit card for “Card.” Once the initial shock and confusion wears off, it’s kind of cute, writes Android Police.

Update: According to the official blogpost, this feature is available on Android for iOS too!

Here, take a look!

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