View Full Version : Android Devices Will Soon See Google’s Chrome Browser

10-03-2011, 04:02 PM

Though it isn't offiial yet, a recent change to theChromium revision log (http://codereview.chromium.org/8008026) shows that work to bring Chrome to Android is well under way. This means we may we seeing it very soon! Perhaps in time for launch with a new Nexus (http://www.droid-life.com/tag/galaxy-nexus) device?

We know many users have been waiting for Chrome, what features are you looking forward to or expect?

Source: Droid Forums (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/174981-android-devices-will-soon-see-google-s-chrome-browser.html) via: Droid-Life.Com (http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/03/android-devices-will-soon-be-seeing-googles-chrome-browser/)

Lane W
10-06-2011, 01:23 AM
Will Chrome be an automatic OTA or something we can choose not to accept? On my 3.5 year old Dell Latitude 9200 2 days after Chrome was downloaded it made my desktop run Much slower - since been removed. Specs: 230 total GB, 198 GB available. Disc cleanup, CC Cleaner, IE cleanup (IE 8) run regularly and disk defrag is run monthly.

I certainly don't want to do anything to make my DX run any slower. If Chrome's loaded on the DX will Chrome prohibit use of other browsers (ie Firefox or Dolphin)? Thanks

10-06-2011, 01:50 AM
Good question. I wouldn't think it would be automatic, but I don't know for sure.

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10-06-2011, 07:01 AM
From how I read it, this is a work by the Chromium devs, not Google itself. Since Chromium is the open source implementation of Google Chrome, I would highly doubt it would be an automatic OS-level update or replace the stock "Browser" app. It would likely be similar to Sunfire, Firefox, Dolphin, or Opera--a third-party browser that is available to download and install/uninstall as desired.

Lane W
10-06-2011, 11:31 PM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. It makes sense that Chrome is simply another third party browser, similar to the various browsers available for our computers.