25 May 2012 0 Comments

Google Chrome Feature To send Web Pages to Your Android Phone

Google may be working on its web browser Chrome and empower it to send web pages to your android phone. This feature is more or less like and extension and it is expected to work perfect with the latest version of the android operating system.

Details on o this is not very clear as at the time of writing but a recent blog post from the Internet gave an insight into this development. Here is an extract on the online post:

If you’re brave (or foolish!) enough to install the Developer Channel build of Google’s Chrome browser, you occasionally get to see works in progress as new features are tested. For example, last year I wrote about the sudden appearance of a cupcake icon on my installation of Chrome in Windows, which turned out to be Google testing support for multiple profiles.

 

Here’s another one: On Tuesday, I noticed a small icon that looked like a smartphone in the address bar of both the Macintosh and Windows versions of Chrome. When you click on it, you get a popup that offers to send the current page to your Android device.

 

At the moment, this doesn’t appear to be working correctly – or I’m doing something wrong. When I choose one of the phones in the list, I get an error message that reads: “An error occurred while sending the page”.

 

This appears to be Google turning a beta Chrome extension into a built-in feature of its browser. Google has the Chrome to Mobile Beta extension which provides this capability. This extension is not installed in my copies of Chrome.

 

The extension – and the built-in feature, once it’s working – requires an device running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later and the beta version of Chrome for Android. The three phones there are all review units on which I’ve installed Chrome for Android.

 

Documentation on Google’s support site urges users to “make sure the Chrome to Mobile service is turned on”. But I can’t find any such service in a Galaxy Nexus review unit to which I’m trying to send pages. I know the phone is communicating with my desktop version of Chrome, because Chrome for Android shows me the tabs I have open on the desktop (which is in itself a very cool/useful feature).

 

If you’re running the Developer build of Chrome (this is 21.0.1145.0) and have gotten Chrome to Mobile to work, please leave some details about how to do it in the comments. I’ll update this post once I’ve got the feature working. Source.

So, you have the details. We may need for wait officially to confirm from Google on this project. However, this is sure interesting news about the flexibility of the android operating system. Let’s still keep in touch with android news in this aspect.

Finally, Google is owner of both the Chrome browser and android. The combination of these features is not expected to be of any problem to lovers of Google and its products.

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