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More languages, no flash, still in beta

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Google has upgraded Chrome for Android. The browser is now available in 31 languages, all of which lack Flash support.

The may be because the browser is still in Beta, but it nonetheless has new features that allow users to :

  • Request the desktop version of a website if the mobile version isn't what you want to see;
  • Add bookmarks as shortcuts on the home screen;
  • Choose apps to handle links opened in Chrome;
  • Use Chrome over WiFi with the system proxy configured in Android settings.

The update brings with it a new user agent specification which website builders will find handy. Ice Cream Sandwich users in nations that have been granted access to the Google Play store can go get the upgrade now. ®

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