This week Google announced a beta version of Chrome for Android mobile and tablet devices. At first glance that sounds great, but it turns out it is only available for devices running the Ice-Cream Sandwich version of the Android operating system.
And as Sonja Thompson points out over in the Tablets in the Enterprise Blog, only a measly 1% of Android devices are running the Ice-Cream Sandwich version of the operating system. Hardly the general availability of the Chrome Browser we would like to see. With such a small percentage of devices eligible, the announcement is decidedly anti-climactic.
Would you use Chrome as your everyday browser for your Android device if it were available? What benefits would you expect from Chrome?
Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.