Microsoft is introducing an new way to search for photos with Bing on Android mobile browsers that involves much less work with typing words on a keyboard. Instead, users of browsers like Chrome or Firefox for Android can type in a couple of words, such as "spring flowers", to bring up groups of suggestions that Microsoft calls "bubbles".
Those who prefer to fool around with the beta release of Chrome have already been treated to these features, but for everyone else some great new features have arrived to Google's mobile web browser. Chrome for Android 42 is out, and it brings a big new feature.
Google is now rolling out the latest version of its Chrome web browser for Android. It brings the version number to 42 and adds a way to be notified when websites are updated. The feature was first revealed by Google in March as part of the beta for Chrome 42. Website developers can use the new Push API to sent out notifications to Chrome users when a site is updated.
Chrome 42 for Android is out.
Back in March, Chrome Beta received an update to version 42 that introduced site notifications, as well as an easier way to add your favorite sites to your home screen. That update is now available for the stable version of Chrome. I...Show More Summary
If you've been looking for an alternative to Google's Chrome browser on your Android device, perhaps you should try out Opera Mini. The app has just received a big update to version 8.0, which adds a ton of new features and a redesigned interface.
A slew of Android apps are coming to Chrome, and they are all designed to be touched. The web isn't very touch-friendly. I've used a Chromebook Pixel as my primary laptop for years, and I can say with authority that websites and web apps are designed for a mouse and keyboard. Show More Summary
Other great web browsers for Android exist, but most people seem to love Chrome. Last week we asked about web browsers. Specifically, which browser everyone was currently using. We were pretty sure the numbers would show that Google Chrome for Android has a pretty high following, but we didn't quite expect such a landslide.
I have lots of ideas and plans. I want to write a book, create an Android application for Ghacks that rocks, create other Android apps for various ideas that I have, create a boardgame and finally find the time to read all five Game of Throne novels which have been sitting on the desk for […] Ghacks needs you. Show More Summary
Google added support for Android apps in Chrome OS, but there are only a few Android apps in Chrome Web Store. Developers tested the apps and tweaked them to work well in Chrome OS, even if they were created for phones and tablets.Now there's an app for Chrome and Chrome OS that lets you run Android apps. Show More Summary
People have been wondering for a while now whether it really makes sense for Google to have two separate operating systems. There are signs that Chrome and Android are getting closer. What is Google up to and how far can it go?
Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. Show More Summary
Google this week expanded its beta App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) project, enabling Android apps to run not just in Chrome OS but also on Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, with some basic limitations.
Google's App Runtime for Chrome (ARC), provides a backdoor for tech-savvy consumers to run just about any Android device on Chrome.
If, for some reason, you’re looking to run Android apps on a computer, you now have a simple way to pull it off as long as you have the Chrome browser installed. According to Ars Technica, Google has opened its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) tool to anyone looking to try out Android apps on a computer. Show More Summary
Google has opened up its App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) to developers so they can run their apps on any desktop with a Chrome browser, reports Ars Technica. ARC is a project that allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS, and it was previously limited to a small group of developers who got to collaborate with Google to do so. Show More Summary
"App Runtime for Chrome" takes a big step toward making Android a universal binary.
Angelo Giuffrida, a reader of this blog, noticed a new feature in Chrome for Android. There's a new menu item that lets you "share a reaction". You're supposed to take a selfie, Chrome adds a screenshot of the page you were reading and then you can share the #ChromeSelfie with your friends.This looks like a special feature for April Fools' Day. Show More Summary
If you're using the compression proxy from Chrome for Android or iOS and you'd like to see a similar feature in Chrome for desktop, there's a Chrome extension from Google that adds this feature. Data Saver is still in beta, but it works well and it's pretty useful: it reduces data usage by using Google servers to optimize the pages you visit. Show More Summary
If you want to see what the future of filmmaking looks like, and don’t want to wait for Oculus Rift, then place your cursor on the video above and drag it across the video. If you’re viewing this on a Chrome browser or on an Android device, then the video will swivel and rotate as you move, […]