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Cross-platform Chrome browser functions land on Android

Cross-platform Chrome browser functions land on Android

Google has finalised the testing on its new data synchronisation service that will allow mobile users to unify their usage of the desktop version of the Chrome browser and their Android smartphones.

In essence, the service allows for simultaneous browsing on a PC and mobile, with Chrome automatically pushing users' activities over to your phone as you perform them.

As an example, if smartphone owners were checking out a video, the Android variant of Chrome will automatically launch in the dedicated Android app associated with that particular service, provided it is installed.

Google has been carrying out beta testing of this service over the last few months after it was initially announced earlier in 2010.

At the moment, the Chrome to Phone service will only be compatible with Android smartphones based on version 2.2 of the platform, which will leave most of the UK's Android users out in the cold since Android 2.2 updates have been slow to arrive for network-associated mobiles.

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