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Chrome 71 brings web apps to the Android share menu

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Slowly but surely, Chrome is trying to converge native and web apps. Chrome 71 came out a few days ago on Android, but one new feature flew under the radar — web apps can now appear in the system share menu.

Chrome 61 enabled the Web Share API last year, which allows web apps to share text or images to native apps. For example, you can share links to tweets by tapping a button in the Twitter Lite web app.

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Chrome 71 brings web apps to the Android share menu was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chrome 71 includes Duet UI tweaks, changes to autoplay, new APIs, and more [APK Download]

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Chrome 70 was a relatively minor release (at least when it came to user-facing changes), and it seems like Chrome 71 is much the same. The latest version of Chrome is now rolling out to desktop platforms and Android, with a few noteworth changes — particularly involving the 'Duet' interface and autoplay.

Chrome Duet

Google spent over a year on Chrome's bottom address bar redesign, but it was canned at the last minute.

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Chrome 71 includes Duet UI tweaks, changes to autoplay, new APIs, and more [APK Download] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Show off your Chrome dino-game skills with the arrival of cross-device high score sync

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Since 2014, Chrome has featured a delightful little time waster that kicks in when your device doesn't have internet access. It's a game featuring a dinosaur that hops over cacti (and, eventually, other dinosaurs), in which your score increases as you progress through a pixelated desert. Until recently, that score was lost when you stopped playing, but as of Chrome version 72, it's finally saved — and it even syncs between your devices.

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Show off your Chrome dino-game skills with the arrival of cross-device high score sync was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Gestures for page forward/back may be coming to Chrome for Android

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Obviously, we prefer Android here at Android Police, but there are a handful of features from iOS that we historically envy, like iMessage, the platform's expanded app selection, and the performance of Apple's SoCs. But more minor feature from Safari that Android converts may have missed and which Chrome for Android lost long ago could be coming back. As spotted by the folks at Chrome Story, gesture-based history navigation may be coming to Chrome (i.e., swipe to go back/forward).

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Gestures for page forward/back may be coming to Chrome for Android was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Asus Chromebook C423NA review: A cheap, big laptop with some obvious caveats

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

We've said before here at Android Police that Asus makes some of the best Chromebooks on the market, but bumps in the road are inevitable. Take the last one we reviewed, the C223NA. Corbin came away under-impressed, so we hoped that Asus' next offering would hearken back to what made us fall in love in with the Flip C302. Unfortunately, what I have here, the C423, does not accomplish that.

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Asus Chromebook C423NA review: A cheap, big laptop with some obvious caveats was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Scrollable tabstrip ‘in the works’ for Google Chrome, according to engineer

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

I'm generally borderline obsessive about closing Chrome tabs I'm not using, but some people like to test the limits of their RAM by keeping dozens open at any given time. Chrome engineer Peter Kasting has shared some good news for such users: the browser's tabstrip will eventually be scrollable.

Currently, as you continue to open tabs in Chrome, they'll get progressively smaller until only each site's favicon is visible. Open more, and the tabs just shrink further — not a particularly elegant solution.

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Scrollable tabstrip 'in the works' for Google Chrome, according to engineer was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chromebooks and Chrome tablets will get an option to show the tablet-optimized version of a website

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Viewing the full web is one of the great parts of using a Chromebook, but sometimes the full web doesn't feel quite so full - especially if you're exploring it with a touchscreen. Much of the internet remains poorly-optimized for touch, and desktop websites are still, first and foremost, designed for point-and-click experiences. With the launch of the Pixel Slate, Google's senior product manager for Chrome OS, Kan Liu, confirmed to me in an interview that the company is aware that not all websites are going to be a great fit for a touchscreen.

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Chromebooks and Chrome tablets will get an option to show the tablet-optimized version of a website was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Chrome will get new Tab Groups feature in a future update

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Finding yourself with too many tabs open and your computer memory suffering is something that happens to us all, although some more than others — looking at you, Ryne. When you've got too many in one window, something I like to call "Tab City," it can be hard to find what you want. Tab Groups could be Google's solution to this age-old problem.

According to a code change request in the Chromium Gerrit spotted by Chrome Story, and a further bug entry, Google is working on a tab grouping feature described thus:

Users can organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g.

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Google Chrome will get new Tab Groups feature in a future update was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google Family Link comes to Chromebooks on beta channel with new features in tow

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Chrome OS users who rely on Family Link to manage their kids' computer habits just got a slew of new features, thanks to the Chrome OS 71 Beta.

Now, parents can manage a curated list of websites they've greenlit for their kids to use and approve apps downloaded via the Google Play store. Family Link also allows parents to hide specific apps already installed and manage in-app purchases for those already on the Chromebook.

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Google Family Link comes to Chromebooks on beta channel with new features in tow was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Revenge of the web apps: Google moves to bridge native and web experience

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Little by little, web apps have started to act more like native desktop and mobile applications. They can be added to the home screen on your phone, send notifications, work offline, and more. At today's Chrome Dev Summit, Google expressed its desire to give web apps even more abilities normally only reserved for native applications — like accessing local files.

The Chrome Dev Summit highlighted some of the browser APIs currently in development, including Web Share Target (web apps can appear in Android's share menu), Wake Lock (prevent the device from going to sleep), WebHID (directly interact with USB/Bluetooth devices), and more.

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Revenge of the web apps: Google moves to bridge native and web experience was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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