The Android version of Chrome has been prepping to become an offline friendly browser for some time now. You can download pages for offline viewing. These offline pages are now available from the New Tab Page as well. The latest version Chrome Canary version on Android has two new flags to take this further.
Enable Offline Bookmarks
Here is the description from the chrome://flags page:
Enable offline bookmarks
Enable saving bookmarked pages for offline viewing. – Android
I enabled this flag, restart Chrome and checked my Downloads section (which now has a dropdown to easily sort through downloads) and I could not find any bookmarks downloaded. May be I am supposed to do something from Settings? This is an experimental flag, and things like these are expected. Hopefully we will see this working soon!
Enables offline pages to be shared
This second flag is even more interesting. Looks like you will soon be able to share these downloaded offline pages. In situations and locations where bandwidth is limited or connections are slow, this will be a handy feature to have. People can download a page and share it using other methods, without an internet connection. Here is the description of the flag:
Enables offline pages to be shared.
Enables the saved offline pages to be shared via other applications. – Android
I am not quite sure if this feature is new. I could get a share menu for offline pages even when this flag was disabled. May be Google is working on a newer version of this share? We will have to wait and watch!