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Google posts update for Chrome browser on Android

updated 07:45 pm EST, Fri February 24, 2012

Gives some speed uplift, app links, and beaming

Google has posted a new update for its Chrome browser beta running on Android mobile devices (free: Android Market). The latest release promises faster loading and the ability to recognize links associated with applications. It also supports Android Beam, an application that allows users to transfer webpages between devices just by touching them together.

Google launched the beta version of its browser for Android devices earlier this month. It currently is compatible only on devices running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later. The application link association lets users open search results within active applications rather than taking them directly to the linked mobile site.

Reaction to the update has been mixed. Users with conventional phones, such as the Samsung Nexus, running the official Android ICS OS, seem satisfied and happy with the performance kick. Owners who are running modified or hacked versions of the OS, such as CM9 (CyanogenMod version 9) on their devices report that the updated version of the browser has stopped working. [via Engadget]

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