The new version of Android, Jelly Bean, includes numerous new features and one of them is making Google's Chrome its new default Web browser. Chrome is also now available for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. UPDATED 4:30 Eastern with ICS release.
In the future, however, if the phone companies co-operate, we may see up-to-date versions of Android, and Chrome on our smartphones and tablets sooner. That's because Google will be releasing Platform Development Kits (PDKs) to let hardware vendors get up to speed quicker with new versions of Android. This may also calm down original equipment manufacturers (OEM)s who have been worried that Google, now that it owns Motorola, might try to pull a Microsoft Surface and leave the OEMs in the lurch.
In addition the PDKs will make it much easier for the OEMs and phone companies to get up-to-date Android, with the Chrome Web browser, into our hands sooner. And, that, I think every Android user will agree, will be a big win.