Chrome for Android Updated, Adds User Requested Features

Chrome for Android Beta has just recieved a nice update that makes it a little less beta-y. One of the things a lot of users have been requesting is “request desktop site” like the stock ICS browser has. Thankfully Google has listened and added this in the new update.

Other new features include being able to save bookmarks to the homescreen, open links in different apps (like YouTube videos in the YouTube app), and more. These are all much needed improvements that help Chrome for Android compete with other Android browsers.

Full chaneglog:

  • 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.

Chrome for Android Beta (Google Play Store)

[via Chrome Blog]



  • Davbob11

    It is just a pity that requesting the desktop site does not work for Google plus. Back to ICS browser+ for me until they sort this mess out. I didn’t spend hundreds getting a tablet to look at mobile sites that don’t even fill half the screen..