A new Chrome for Android update has now started rolling out, bringing with it several new swiping gestures and a new reverse image search function.
Firefox has updated the Android version of their mobile browser today, bringing a host of welcome changes. On the heels of the Chrome update for Android, Firefox has made similar modifications to allow for better functionality, and an aesthetic refresh.
Chrome for Android was updated yesterday, bringing one very important feature to the forefront. While the desktop version of Chrome received Omnibox improvements and a quick reset for the settings, Chrome for Android will now get WebRTC support.
The latest development version of Chrome shows that Google is planning to introduce ‘supervised accounts’ to its web browser, which should help parents and teachers control how children access the internet.
A note spotted in the code for the open source Chromium browser notes that “the beginnings of a Chromoting Android app” are in place. It just doesn’t work yet.
Site compatibility is paramount for a browser, and Opera had struggled in that arena. Chrome is wildly popular, stable, and built on an open source platform.
Evidence suggests that Google is preparing to launch a new update involving Google Now, which could be added to Chrome on the desktop very soon.
The ability to broadcast Chrome onto any TV, or monitor with an HDMI port, has a lot of use-case scenarios which would make sense. At their rumored $35 price point, it’s an easy buy for consumers.
The most interesting statistic is that iOS users spend 12% of their time visiting websites, while Android users devote 16% on the same task. How much time do you spend visiting websites on your phone?
One of the hidden gems at I/O this year, Roll It was another Chrome experiment, geared at bridging the gap between mobile and desktop. Have you tried it yet?