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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    57.0.2987.132
  • Total Downloads:
    155,341
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 30, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,270
  • Platform:
    Android
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Google's Chrome for Android brings many of the desktop browser's features to your mobile device, so you can move effortlessly between platforms without having to change browsers.

Pros

Sync: Chrome can sync between the desktop and mobile versions of the app, displaying bookmarks, recent searches, passwords, and other settings across devices.

Bookmarks: In addition to having access to all your desktop bookmarks, you can create mobile-only bookmarks that you only need on your phone, such as a bus schedule page.

Handles tabs: Open a new tab by tapping the More menu in the top-right corner and then tap New Tab. You'll see a collection of recently or frequently visited websites. To access open tabs, tap the small square with a number inside that's to the left of the More menu. If you leave an incognito tab open, the app will remind you to close it if you browse away from it.

Trim data usage: If you turn on Data Saver, much of your Web traffic will go through Google servers, which will compress pages before sending them to your phone.

Be private-ish: Don't want Chrome to record where you browse and what you download? Turn on incognito mode. The browser won't keep a record of your activities, but your ISP, your company's IT department, and the websites you visit may keep a record of your activities.

Avoid trouble: Turn on Safe Browsing to see a warning before you navigate to a potentially dangerous website or download a potentially harmful app.

Cons

Confusing tabs: Having browser tabs on Android is handy, but they are a bit more work to use in their mobile iteration. It takes two taps to move to another tab, for example, and the Android browser offers no way to reopen a closed tab, as you can with the desktop version.

Bottom Line

Google Chrome for Android offers much of what you expect in Google browsing -- syncing, bookmarks, an incognito mode -- and manages to handle much of it skillfully on a small screen.

 
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General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date March 30, 2017
Date Added March 30, 2017
Version 57.0.2987.132
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 155,341
Downloads Last Week 2,270
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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