Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

Summary: The newly released Chrome for Android beta is a full port of the Chrome browser for desktop operating systems and is intended to eventually replace the built-in Android browser.


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  • Like its desktop cousin, the mobile version of Chrome for Android utilizes the same search Autocomplete technology.

  • Chrome for Android scores a whopping 343 out of 475 (with 10 bonus points for experimental features) on the HTML 5 test site. 

  • And as you can see, there isn't a single mobile browser out there that even comes close to supporting as many HTML5 features. The browser in the PlayBook 2.0 update comes close, but not quite.

Topics: Apps, Android, Browser, Google, Mobility, Tablets


Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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  • RE: Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

    Sweeeeet! Hope it becomes available for Honeycomb tablets, too sometime. But as I'm saving my pennies for a Transfomer Prime anyway, I'm gad to know the browsing experience will be second to none!
  • RE: Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

    I wish I had an ICS tablet :S
    • RE: Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet


      The Xoom is cheap these days, right?
      Michael Alan Goff
  • It's crap!

    Well at the moment at least. On my ICS tablet the "Browser" is much smoother. Hopefully Chrome on Android will grow into it's name.
  • RE: Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

    Keep letting Google know everything about you, I won't.
    • RE: Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

      Are you suggesting that their 'generic' Android browser DOESN'T reveal anything to them?
  • RE: Gallery: Google Chrome on Android Tablet

    Also....bad news appears the new Android/Chrome/Beta browser does not work with the MIPS chipset that runs many of the newer/cheaper Android tablets (of which my Novo7 Paladin is one).
    DARN. Now what?
    Is it more likely Google will develop a compatible version of Chrome.....or more likely Novo will upgrade THEIR product? Or, neither?