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Chrome to Phone for Froyo Becomes Official

We’ve been talking about Chrome to Phone for Android 2.2 for quite some time now, but Google finally made it official today at their random presser.  So what does that mean?  Only that it’s in the market and out of beta, but again, you need Froyo to use this.  For the full write up and demo, check out these posts here and here.

And don’t forget to grab the extensions for your browsers!  Firefox here.  Chrome here.

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Source:  Google Mobile Blog

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  • Mygameemail00

    Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid can be manually downloaded and installed. Just do a Google search for “Android 2.2 for Motorola Droid”, follow some instructions on how to install. I got tired of waiting for an over-the-air update, so I did it manually. Only downside is that it's not completely “official”, but don't worry, everything on it works perfectly fine (including Wi-Fi, which some people said hadn't worked).

  • Ryan

    WHAT THE F**K HES USING A MAC!!! at 0:18 seconds

  • Evermour

    I love how they made something that phones without froyo cant use. A bunch of phones havent even been updated yet. Unfair.

    • http://twitter.com/marleyinoc Ric Crockett

      Just think about all the early adopters with 1.5 (G1) etc who, had it not been for cyanogen, etc, would still be going, holy crap, this thing really took off-and left us in the dust. Still, rooted or not, anyone with a 2.0.1+ phone is in a lot better place than most cell phone owners!

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    A little off topic, but Google Search and Voice Search (both by Google) are also in the market. How are these different than the ones that come with the phone?

    • saimin

      The new Google Search has a more complete voice interface. There's a demo on the Google web site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicojd Jd Davis

    Cannot install… Using Lithium MOD rom and can't uninstall this or the Voice Search for updates… DAMMIT!

    • http://androiddelight.com/ Audio

      Use Titanium Backup to uninstall (go to backup/restore, choose the app you want and choose uninstall).

      Reboot.

      Install new versions from Market.

      It worked for me using Lithium Mod, for Voice Search, Chrome to Phone and Google Search.

  • droidaholic

    Wouldn't install on lithium mod

  • Yagermeister

    HI my name is Dave Burke I am a robot. This is Google Chrome to Phone. Did I tell you I am a robot? I am in fact a robot with a slight Irish accent. How can I help you?

  • Austn

    can the droid x please get 2.2… WTF

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/26CNQJJQ5TGBQU4BI6ZTCV5RMY Chris

      Man…i was just thinking the same thing. I might pull the Droid 1 out of retirement so i an stop feeling like the bastard child and get some attention.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z54VGB6WBQGXMGZZ73SD567DDM mark mata

        I'm still waiting to get 2.2 on my Droid 1. So tell about it.

        • capgeo

          I'm in CT. and STILL WAITING!!! wtf?

          • anon

            I'm still waiting for the update for my Droid 1 too…

          • Mygameemail00

            Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid can be manually downloaded and installed. Just do a Google search for “Android 2.2 for Motorola Droid”, follow some instructions on how to install. I got tired of waiting for an over-the-air update, so I did it manually. Only downside is that it's not completely “official”, but don't worry, everything on it works perfectly fine (including Wi-Fi, which some people said hadn't worked).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276750673 Earl Painter

      This droid1 hasn't even gotten it yet

  • Mth2134

    Works great on BB4. Nice UI

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=55712305 Lee Sandy

    Anyone know if wisestamp will work on an android phone? I have a droid x and would like some way to hook folks up with my business and it's facebook/twitter straight from my phones stock mail client….

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtwildman John T. Wildman

    nevermind.. the link above worked

  • Kjjh

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jtwildman John T. Wildman

    I have on my phone, but the only way I can get it to work is with the ” push link” extension on my google chrome. Is there an actual extension on my Chrome called “chrome to phone”??? I know sounds dumb , but I can't find any other extension for my laptop using Google Chrome so I had to download Push Link from the marketplace to get it to work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jtwildman John T. Wildman

    I have on my phone, but the only way I can get it to work is with the ” push link” extension on my google chrome. Is there an actual extension on my Chrome called “chrome to phone”??? I know sounds dumb , but I can't find any other extension for my laptop using Google Chrome so I had to download Push Link from the marketplace to get it to work.

    • saimin

      I am using:

      Google Chrome to Phone Extension – Version: 1.0
      Google Chrome to Phone Extension enables you to send links and other information from Chrome to your Android device.
      ID: hoblglgcpjghokadjiodmgihngkphobd

  • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

    I uninstalled the C2P that comes with Sapphire 1.0.0 and then tried to install this one from the market. The market one keeps failing to install after download. Any thoughts?

    • Flyinion

      Did you restart your phone? I had to do that, running Sapph 1.0 as well. I'm assuming you used rmapk chrome to get rid of it?

      • http://twitter.com/AmonMurray Amon Murray

        i need help also….im running sapph as well and it wont let me uninstall this one either

        • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

          You will need to use “rmapk” to remove chrome (or remove it yourself using Root Explorer). Then reboot.

        • Flyinion

          Go to Dev Tools/Terminal Emulator
          open the hardware keyboard and type SU and enter (if you haven't been in there, accept the prompt for superuser permissions)
          Type “rmapk chrome” and enter.
          Menu button to get out of the terminal
          Hold power button and “reboot”

      • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

        Yep. Just had to restart. I think Android indexes its system apps on boot, and so even if you delete it, it's not convinced it's gone until it re-indexes. Anyway, after a reboot, the market update worked fine. (and yes, I used rmapk to remove the Sapphire system app)

    • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

      Hm. After doing an “rmapk chrome”, the phone needs a reboot to realize that the system app is gone. After the reboot, the market update installs fine.

      • Niteperson

        I tried this but it says “permission denied (are you root?)”. Also tried Root Explorer, but it says it's a read-only file and won't let me delete it.

        Running Sapphire 1.0.

        • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

          Did you run “su” first?

          $ su
          # rmapk chrome

          That will give you superuser access. If you go through “Root Explorer”, you have to select “Mount R/W” first (and then “Mount R/O” after you're done (or just reboot)).

          • Niteperson

            That did it! Thank you!

  • Xdroid

    I thought I will share this story of another convert to droid.

    http://the-gadgeteer.com/2010/08/12/why-im-ditc

  • Mikedcaffey

    Does not work on BB, :(

    • http://twitter.com/PilotConway John L Conway IV

      Won't install in BB. I also can't uninstall the old version of Chrome to Phone, it just says unsucessful.

      • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

        If C2P comes with BB as a system app, you won't be able to uninstall it using the package manager. You'll have to either manually do it through Root Explorer (but removing the C2P APK in /system/app) or use a BB script that remove sit for you (I don't use BB, but I know Sapphire has an “rmapk” script that will remove it if you pass it a “chrome” argument).

        • http://twitter.com/PilotConway John L Conway IV

          I was able to manually remove it on the command line. I then had to reboot and it installed fine after that.

          Now to get voice search and search updates to install…

    • Edgar

      If you're running v.4 use the Bugless Beast Toolkit. When you open it go to Script Helper, ctp, and then hit the cpt -rm button. I'm not sure if his other BB has the toolkit or not though.

  • eddieonofre

    AKellex u forgot to say Google Maps got and update too. But I got no idea what is new on it

  • Josh

    Am I the only person still waiting for Froyo OTA?

    • http://www.facebook.com/Christopher.Raymond.Brown Chris Brown

      Droid X users…

      • Tracy Wilborn

        Droid X is still basically a brand new phone, I'm already tired of feeling like a second-class citizen.

    • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

      i got tired of waiting and manually did it. with all the rumors about FRG22, i wanted to wait. when they started rolling out FRG01B again, installed.

    • d_girl

      NOPE. Bellevue WA no joy.

  • adams

    is it possible to install apps from the market using this method? how?

  • Bigrob60

    With the new voice actions this doesn't seem that usefull to me. Why send the address or phone # to my phone when all I need to do is say “navigate to” or “call” when I'm in the car ready to leave or dial?

    • for the naughty bits

      Because voice actions will censor “naughty words” so you won't be able to voice navigate to your favorite porno sites. ;-) wink wink nudge nudge squirt squirt

      • Bigrob60

        Dont forget the whipe whipe or you'll have the lewinski stain stain.

        • JimmyD

          hahahah! Glad you took my silly comment in stride. =p Cheers =)

          • Bigrob60

            Well that last part made it easy. Oh no another pun. Ahhh!

  • saimin

    I tried this last week and some links took 5 or 10 minutes to show up on my Droid. Today, it is almost instantaneous. Good job, Google.

    • JimmyD

      Agreed! Same experience here. I uninstalled Chrome2Phone last week, but just tried this official release, and BAM! the link was dropped into my notification bar on my Droid (non-rooted, 2.2) almost immediately.

    • EC8CH

      I've noticed that chrome to phone has been faster lately as well.

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    Hopefully this version will actually work more than 50% of the time

    • TechDeft

      I heard from Brian Fantana that 60% of the time, it works every time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-DeCecco/100000303234711 John DeCecco

        If I could sit here all night and like this comment over and over just know that i would

        • TechDeft

          Well I am happy to know that it is not for lack of trying. :)

    • saimin

      Works 100% of the time for me today.

  • Flyinion

    Not installing on Sapphire 1.0 even after doing “rmapk chrome” in a terminal.

    • Superman

      Yep, that's what I'm running as well and I can't install. :(

      • Flyinion

        Go to Dev Tools/Terminal Emulator

        open the hardware keyboard and type SU and enter (if you haven't been in there, accept the prompt for superuser permissions)

        Type “rmapk chrome” and enter.

        Menu button to get out of the terminal

        Hold power button and “reboot”

        You should be able to go back in to the market and it will install. That's how I got it to work.

        • Superman

          Thanks! Works great now!

  • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

    Next step. An usable build of fennec to go along with firefox sync.

    • TechDeft

      Thank you for giving me something new to google!

  • http://twitter.com/anthonyhopf Anthony Hopf

    Permission Denied using CM 6 RC 2

    • Droidzilla

      Using CM6RC2 here; no problems. Uninstall Chrome2Phone if you had it already and try again.

  • Superman

    I'm having trouble installing the phone app. I already have the Chrome to Phone that was installed with the unofficial froyo roms. Is that causing my problem?

    • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

      Probably.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonathan-Ellis/38913298 Jonathan Ellis

        I cant find how to remove the old one help please.

        • http://phaseportrait.blogspot.com/ Ted Pavlic

          You have to do it from a terminal if it was installed as a system app.

          In Sapphire 1.0.0, they package an “rmapk” app that lets you remove with “rmapk chrome” as root. Otherwise, you have to mount your /system/app partition R/W (e.g., using Root Explorer), find the Chrome2Phone app, and get rid of it. Then reboot so your system re-indexes its apps and verifies a C2P system app is gone. Then you should be able to update from the market.

    • Droidzilla

      We're sorry, but your princess is in another castle!

      Yes, uninstall and have another go. Should be all Princess Peach from there.

  • tiptoptommy

    Nice finally

  • Mistercorea

    I am first?? wow… i am going to try it now…

    • JimmyD

      Almost! LOL

      • Rob

        I did the manual update last week and had to install the flash apk. works fine just wondering if i will still get the ota or if I got everything I need from the manual update?

        • JimmyD

          You should be fine as long as your Droid's info is the following:

          Android Version: 2.2
          Baseband Version: c_01.43.01P
          Kernal Version: 2.6.32.9-g103d848
          android-build@apa26 #1
          Build Number FRG01B

          These specs are the same from the original leaked 2.2 manual update and the official OTA 2.2 push from Verizon.

          • Rob

            Thank you! One more, what about flash? And not flash beta….

  • JimmyD