Google updates Chrome for Android
More languages, no flash, still in beta
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. ®
While the current Firefox production versions are a bit naff, the Nightly betas, currently 14.0a1, are very nice, fast and of course do have flash, adblocker etc. They are also, for me, 100% stable.
Re: Firefox Nightly
One more vote for the Nightlies as they're great.
"The update brings with it a new user agent specification which website builders will find handy""
I hope they dont find it handy... website developers should be using feature detection not browser sniffing