Chrome

Chrome 54.0.2840.68

A high-speed browsing experience

Enjoy simple and quick web browsing with Chrome for Android. View full description

PROS

  • Fast performance
  • Best tabbed browsing
  • Readable text
  • Sync between desktop and device
  • Private browsing

CONS

  • No Flash support

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Enjoy simple and quick web browsing with Chrome for Android.

While there are many web browsers for Android, Chrome is easily the fastest. Much like its partner for desktops, Chrome is dedicated to loading websites and allowing you to browse quickly.

Full featured browsing

If you have used Chrome before, Chrome on Android will be familiar. The interface is optimized for small screens and most websites load in their native versions, meaning you are not going to be looking at mobile versions of sites.

Chrome has a host of features to make your browsing an easier, more pleasant experience. Intuitive gestures and voice commands help you easily navigate menus and search for whatever site currently takes your interest.

Google has also integrated translation tools, enabling you to read websites in any language.

To top things off, private and cookie-free browsing is now simple thanks to the “Incognito” mode that is conveniently accessible from the settings menu.

Lightweight and streamlined

Chrome connects to your Google account, allowing you to sync settings across devices and import your bookmarks. The connected accounts also send pages from desktop Chrome to your device to read later.

Text heavy sites are easy to read and do not require a lot of zooming. Chrome’s scaling of pages is very intelligent and does not skew text in favor of sidebars.

Looking at YouTube and Vimeo, Chrome has no problems opening and playing video. YouTube opens into full screen in landscape mode and it's possible to play a video inside Chrome on the Vimeo website.

Tabbed browsing in Chrome is the best available in any mobile browser. In Tab view, tabs sit behind each other, shifting up and down as you tile your device. There is no lag between opening different tabs and even with six tabs Chrome is still able to open content within a couple of seconds.

The Chrome standard

Chrome’s simplicity, functions, and performance shoots it past any other browser available on Android.

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