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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!

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I’ll use the Pixel C full-time for 30 days so you don’t have to

This article is part of a 30 day Pixel C Challenge by  Chip Colandreo. Read all the articles from this series here. Pixel C Challenge. In partnership with Chrome Story, this is the first in a series of posts about my experience working for a month with the Pixel C as my only computer. To date, […] Read More

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Clearing Browsing Data on Chrome for Android Now Has Additional Options Like Desktop

If you ever tried clearing your browsing data from your computer, you will be familiar with the list of options you get. You can clear the data from: The past hour The past day The past week The past 4 weeks The beginning of time If you are doing the same thing from Chrome for […] Read More

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How to Get “Touch to Search” Back in Chrome for Android

Remember "Touch to search", the fancy Chrome feature on Android that allowed us to long-press a word to search Google? Looks like that has disappeared for some reason. There is however a workaround to get it back. Here is how to get it back: Open chrome://flags in a tab. Find  for “Enable Contextual Search.” From the dropdown, […] Read More

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Chrome on Android

Aka preparing Chrome for the Pixel C. Google is adding keyboard shortcuts to Chrome for Android. According to a new CL found on Chromium code, Alt+E, F10 and Backspace keyboard shortcuts are being added. Here is the commit log: Add some keyboard shortcuts to Chrome on Android This CL adds support of Alt+E, F10 and Backspace […] Read More

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Google Brings “Safe Browsing” to Chrome for Android

Safe Browsing, a desktop only security service from Google, is now available for Chrome users on Android. With version 46 of Chrome for Android, Google is bringing this to mobile users (Android for now). Ever seen a read page warning you about the site you are about to visit? That is Google's Safe Browsing service. Here […] Read More

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Chrome on Android Has a New Data Saving Feature Promising 70% Savings

Chrome for Android has a data saving feature that reduces your phone's data usage while browsing. It sends pages through Google's own servers to crunch them and reduce the page size. Now, Google has announced a new feature promising to save up to 70% data usage on slower internet connections. When Chrome detects a slow […] Read More

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Chrome for Android – “Theme Color” Without Merging Tabs

Do you guys remember the little color thing that Chrome for Android introduced around Android Lollipop release? If admins added a small line of code on to their website, Chrome will make them look more "native" on Android. This worked well with the merged tabs (the feature that includes open Chrome tabs in Android's system menu […] Read More

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This Chrome Bug on Android Saves Information About Some Sites Your Visit in Incognito

Google Chrome's Incognito mode is designed to stop the browser from storing any information about the sites you visit in that mode. Version 45 of Chrome on Android however has a bug that allows some sites to store information on your phone or tablet. According to VentureBeat, this has already been fixed in the next release, […] Read More

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Chrome for Android Beta Adds Media Controls to Notifications Tray

The Beta version of Chrome for Android has added a nifty feature that makes web apps behave like regular apps. If you have audio or video playing on a Chrome tab, the notifications try will now show play/pause icons just like your regular apps. On Android, native apps can show media controls in a system […] Read More

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Chrome For Android Tip – Long Tap On Images to See Alternative Text

Google Chrome for Android is making it easier to view alternative text on images (for those who really want to see them). This feature has already landed in the Dev channel of Chrome for Android. When you long-tap on any image, the alternative text (or alt text) is also displayed. Alt text is what the […] Read More

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