Google has optimised its browser to fit into your Android devices. Chrome mobile retains all the features of its desktop counterpart. From tab switcher to incognito mode, you can now upgrade your mobile browsing experience.
This version lets you view websites in their original formats. You still have the option of trimming down the interface for more text focus. Downloading the app will allow you to sync all data from your desktop browser. This includes cookies, bookmarks, and search history.
Google Chrome is well known for its incredible speed. This remains true for the Android version. You can load most websites in an instance and share or save them with ease. You can keep track of how many tabs you have opened and switch between them without reloading.
The Android version of Chrome uses a significant of memory, but it won’t pose as much of a problem as on PC. Your smartphone needs to use up its RAM. It will know to divide the available memory to every running app. So, as heavy as the browser sits, you can still enjoy the full speed. It’s one of the reasons that make Chrome a preferred choice over Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Once downloaded, you have the option of syncing your Google account to your phone. This gives you access to your pinned websites, bookmarks, and search history. Sometimes, it doesn’t transfer saved passwords or auto-fill data. If you’re using an older version of Android, you will need to reenter your private information.
One of the most convenient features of Chrome is the Voice Search button. You can say keywords or phrases into your phone and get fast results without moving a finger. What’s even better is your spoken words get saved into the search history.
Security-wise, Google Chrome doesn’t surpass other browsers like Firefox or IE by much, if at all. There’s the “do not track” option that stops websites from monitoring your activities. This feature is dubious at best since it doesn’t stop Google from tracking you altogether. Most topics related to your visited sites, “do not track” or otherwise, will end up on your Google feed anyway.
The Chrome experience
Chrome allows you to browse at a fast speed, sync your Google account, and has tons of other extensions. It uses a large amount of RAM, but for good reasons. Firefox uses as much memory in its new versions due to added functions to match Chrome’s versatility. If you’re already using these browsers and not happy about the speed, consider switching.
Privacy is often the deal-breaker for most people. While the incognito mode keeps your browsing safe, it won’t protect you from your ISP or government. If you need additional privacy while online, try using VPN browsers like TunnelBear.