Chrome for Android updated, now loads lickity split
With noticeable improvements to page loading, pinch to zoom, and manipulating the tabbed “card stack” view, the only downside continues to be device availability. You already know that the technology behind Chrome for Android requires Ice Cream Sandwich to run, but there are reports that the update doesn’t work on some unofficial ICS builds, so the install base may get somewhat smaller with this update.
Finally, one user reported that it was working in Italy, so Android users outside of North America may want to give this a short to see if that is an isolated incident, or if Chrome for Android is rolling out to more international users.
Custom ICS ROM users tread carefully, but everyone else hit up the market link below to get the update.
sources: Android Market, Droid-Life
1. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
just installed the update. took only 6 seconds to load phonearenas website... even the annoying popup ad that covers all the articles ;)
2. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
i should note that im on the 4G network with VZW
3. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
FINE i will download this....i was going without it for some odd reason i cant remember but i love chrome (what i'm using now)....i need to add this (for no reason at all) but the Nexus is still awesome after 4 months!...
4. Alantef (Posts: 279; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
okay love it....lol...just downloaded it 3 mins ago....replaced the browser icon on home screen
5. frustyak (Posts: 148; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)
It's telling me that my Android version isn't supported, that it requires Ice Cream Sandwich, even though my phone is running ICS.
7. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)
you using a galaxy nexus or a ported rom on a diff phone?
6. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
works great on virtuous inquisition v3.5 on the htc sensation
8. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
you have got to try Powerbrowser!
I couldn't find it in the Android market, but it's in the Samsung apps...
It's a cloud Chrome OS for Android... You can use the actual desktop Chrome on your phone...
It's not perfect, but works pretty well, you even get cloud storage space for your virtual Chrome OS
9. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
It still needs a feature that allows me to force the desktop version of a web site.