Chrome for Android finally catching up with iOS sibling, getting password sync

January 26, 2013
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    Very nearly all versions of Chrome currently support password sync. The ability to save your passwords and have them transferred to a new machine when you sign in there can be very useful. Going from a laptop to a desktop? Password sync will help making signing in easy. Inexplicably, this feature isn’t available on Google Chrome for Android.

    Not having this feature on mobile wouldn’t be so bad if the iOS version didn’t already have it. So there is likely some resentment that they got theirs first. Considering the desktop version works too, that leaves Android in the dark as the only one that doesn’t have it.

    However, according to Phandroid’s Quentyn Kennemer, Google states that it’s because it was easier to get it working for iOS than it was for Android. This is because of how Android handles user accounts. So never fear, Android fans, Google is working on it.

    So when will this feature be added to Chrome for Android?

    Unfortunately, here is no release date for the password sync update. It is known that Google is working on this issue and that it’s coming soon, but that’s all the info we’ve got. So if you’ve been waiting for password sync on Google Chrome, you only have to wait a little longer. Is anyone excited for the password sync update?

    Comments

    • RarestName

      As long as I don’t delete my Chrome cookies, I won’t get logged out :)

    • MasterMuffin

      easier to make for iOs because of how Android handles these thing? Google, pull yourself together, it’s your own Os!

      • Mark

        iOS is single user. Android supports multiple users per device, like all grown-up operating systems do.

        Also Chrome on iOS isn’t really Chrome, as Apple rules mean that it’s a skin on Safari and Googles V8 engine is banned from iOS (so much for level playing field, this sorta thing is apparently illegal, but Apple has so many people in their pocket, it goes unnoticed).

    • yahyoh

      “However, according to Phandroid’s Quentyn Kennemer, Google states that it’s because it was easier to get it working for iOS than it was for Android. This is because of how Android handles user accounts. So never fear, Android fans, Google is working on it.”

      not really , Google develop better apps for IOS than Android which weird
      look at YouTube – G+ – Gmail all looks and work better on IOS than android

      WTF with u Google -_-

      • chris pinkston

        G+ doesn’t look better on ios.Android version looks far better

      • Mark

        What drugs are you on? All the Google apps are WAY better on Android.

    • thecelt

      Opera Mobile syncs passwords with desktops you have Opera running on and has for a long time.

      • MasterMuffin

        But Opera sucks :)

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