Google releases Chrome for Android Beta, but not for everyone

Google has done it again, they have released a product that is only available to the select few. No, it is not in some private beta which would restrict your access but it is the geographical restrictions. Similar to several other Android apps from Google, the mobile version of Chrome is live only in twelve countries.

Yes, Google has released the much awaited Android version of popular Chrome browser today. It is currently in beta and is available for Android 4.0 users in US, UK, Canada and nine other countries.

According to the company, Chrome for Android brings the desktop goodies like simplicity and speed to the smartphones, but that is not all, it also brings the incognito mode for private browsing and sync feature, so all your bookmarks and open tabs come with you wherever you go.

Chrome for Android Features:

Speed: You can search, navigate and browse fast as the desktop version; your top search results are loaded in the background as you type URLs and both search and navigation can all be done quickly from the Chrome omnibox.

Simplicity: Built from ground-up, redesigned tabs so they fit nicely even on a small-screen phones; flip or swipe between an unlimited number of tabs using intuitive gestures.

Sync: Bring personalized Chrome experience to Android device with sign-in and sync, same as Desktop. Get open tabs, bookmarks, suggestions all synced up.


Chrome for Android is currently available in the following countries for Android 4.0+ devices. Grab the download from Android Market. Here is the direct APK download link for users in other countries including India.

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil


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