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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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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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Cyanogen Has A New Chromium Based Android Browser, Gello

Cyanogen is making an new browser for Android. Why is that making news on Chrome Story? Because the new browser, Gello, is built on the open source project behind Chrome, Chromium. Android Police reports that the new browser has an interface that can be customized by users, site by site privacy controls,  night mode and […] Read More

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Google Introduces Chrome Custom Tabs for Android

During I/O 2015, Google announced a new Chrome feature for Android apps. Developers can now use a customized Chrome tab to open links within their apps. This is mostly developer news, even though as users, we will be enjoying the fruits of this change. Developers will find this a lot useful and time saving. They […] Read More

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Chrome for Android is Going Open Source – Want To Build An Android Browser Based on Chrome?

The Chromium team is in the process of making the code base of Chrome for Android to open source. The over 100K lines of code has been moved so far, according to François Beaufort. So Chrome for Android is now almost open source. External Developers can now build a full-fledged Chromium browser by building the brand new chrome_public_apk target. […] Read More

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