Google Chrome for Android Hands-On Experience
After few months of waiting, the final version of Google Chrome browser for Android is available. It was come out together with the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Both of them were officially announced by the company at I/O Conference 2012 in San Fransisco. So, does this new browser manage to catch up or even surpass other amazing browser apps like Firefox, Opera Mini, or Dolphin? Let’s find out the answer in our hands-on experience.
First things first, let’s talk about the speed and performance. We admit that we don’t have enough time to run a proper speed test on Google Chrome for android, but the traditional “eyeball speed test” suggest that the browser is now able to provide similar performance to Firefox and Opera Mini. Pages loaded very quick and there’s no lag at all.
We are also love the fact that the new Google Chrome for Android is packed with sync features that works really fast. The whole process was happen faster then Firefox sync support. All you have to do is launch the Google Chrome for Android, insert your Google account info, and the browser will automatically load all your bookmarks and preferences. In addition, this synchronization process will also backup all your password and login information, so you can say goodbye to frustrating password-typing on a small touch keyboard.
Google Chrome for Android is currently packed with two different type of display. The first type will display all the pages in a tabs that looks like a stack card. If you want to access one of them, all you have to do is make a single tap. On the other hand, in the second type of display, you can swipe right or left to browse around tabs. It should bring lot of convenient for those of you who prefer to do the browsing job with single hand only.
However, the biggest drawback is still intact guys. Google Chrome for android is only available for devices that run on Ice Cream Sandwich higher. This is mean that there are only less than 10% android device in the world that able to take benefit from this amazing browser. Let’s hope that Google will manage to solve this fragmentation isse immediately and bring the Chrome to more devices in the near future.
Well, that’s all we can tell you right now guys. If you think that we miss something from our explanation, feel free to contact us via comment box below. We are also welcome any kind of suggestion and critics here.