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Chrome for Android Beta updates make mobile browsing more intuitive

Any time a browser can promise to reduce the number of clicks it takes to get to your web destination, we perk up, because less clicks means less time and less frustration. Google chrome for Android Beta today added a slew of new features that do just that.

Chrome browser updated on Android devices

Today, Google has updated their mobile browser, Chrome for Android Beta, adding new features and functions.

Dan Alcantara and Oli Lan, Software Engineers on Chrome for Android said in a statement that Google has been listening to beta users’ feedback, adding that “It’s great to hear how so many of you love having the Chrome experience on your Android 4.0 phone or tablet.”

Today’s updates add support for 31 more languages, and the browser is now available in all countries where Google Play (formerly known as the Android market) is available.

The company says that they have added the most requested features, like the ability for users to request the desktop version of a website in case the mobile version of a site is less preferable. Additionally, bookmarks can now be added as shortcuts on your devices’ home screen so you can get to your web destinations faster – this is helpful, as any reduction in the number of clicks, particularly while browsing in the field can save quite a bit of time (and frustration).

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New features also include the ability choose which apps handle links opened in Chrome, so the browser is less assumptive and behaves more as you naturally would (and again, reduces clicks, thus time and frustration). Also, users that have a proxy setup for wifi access can now use Chrome with the system proxy configured in Android settings.

Although the browser is still in beta, and only works on Android 4.0 devices (Ice Cream Sandwich operating system), the browsing experience is said to be much faster, smoother and more intuitive. To download the newest version with all of the updates outlined above, click the button below from your Android tablet or smartphone to get started:

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