A deeper look at Chrome for Android

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

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Today, we introduced Chrome for Android Beta, which brings Chrome’s capabilities to phones and tablets running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. This is made possible by a range of innovative features and by building a mobile browser from the ground up that makes full use of the underlying architecture built into Android 4.0.



Chrome for Android brings support for many of the latest HTML5 features to the Android platform. With hardware-accelerated canvas, overflow scroll support, strong HTML5 video support, and new capabilities such as Indexed DB, WebWorkers and Web Sockets, Chrome for Android is a solid platform for developing web content on mobile devices.

In addition to support for the latest web technologies, we hope to make interactive web content super easy to develop. Chrome for Android introduces remote debugging through Chrome Developer Tools to make it simple for developers to debug web sites running live on their mobile devices.

Much of the code for Chrome for Android is already shared with Chromium and over the coming weeks, the Chromium team will be upstreaming many new components developed for Chrome for Android to Chromium, WebKit and other projects.

We’ve got a lot more planned to make Chrome as feature-rich on mobile devices as it is on the desktop. We encourage you to follow any of the ongoing development via the issue tracker or join in on chromium-dev@chromium.org.

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