Google Chrome for Android gets a major update

Google Chrome for Android gets a major update

Google has updated their Chrome browser for the Android platform. This is a major update that adds several features based on user feedback.

Google highlighted the major updates:

• You can now request the desktop version of a website, in case you would rather not view the mobile version.
• You can now add bookmarks as shortcuts on your home screen, so you can get to your favorite sites faster.
• Choose your favorite apps to handle links opened in Chrome.
• Have a proxy setup for Wi-Fi access? You can now use Chrome with the system proxy configured in Android settings.

Google also highlighted that the user-agent of the browser has also changed. This is important for developers who code mobile web apps optimized for different browsers.

Google added:

With today’s update, Chrome for Android Beta is now available in 31 more languages and in all countries where Google Play is available.