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Chrome for Android Now Works on Intel x86 Devices

Chrome for Android has been updated today, to make it compatible with Intel x86 devices. The most notable Intel device to hit the streets is the Motorola RAZR i, but it likely won’t be long before there are more than a handful of them. Intel is interested in becoming a major player in the mobile space, so don’t take this slow start as a sign of things to come.

There doesn’t appear to be any other new additions to the Chrome update.

Via:  Google

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    I wonder if this will work on 1st Gen Google TV boxes. I need some ad-block power.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DCasper Dustin Casper

    What phone was that screenshot from…

  • readthepost.jpg

    I’ve never read so many dumb comments before in my life

    • TheDrunkenClam

      Care to elaborate, give specifics? We’re not shy here :-)

      • justsayin

        I’m not trying to troll but the chrome the post is talking about is for mobile only and there’s posts talking about chrome desktop and razr i is the only cell that this has to do with and there’s at lest 4 post talking about of razr

        • justsayin

          Og razr***

  • Gel

    Does anybody know why Google hasn’t made Chrome available to GB users or is there some specific reason why we never got it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/mackjao Jack Mao

      it’s only for ICS or above. sorry :P

      • Gel

        I already knew that. I was asking WHY people below ICS never got.

        • Diablo81588

          Hardware acceleration.

  • Max Ervin

    I have a RAZR, and I’ve always wondered why Chrome ran so horribly on it. But I’m not seeing an update in the Play Store?

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      The standard Razr shouldn’t have any major changes, the Razr is still running a TI OMAP 4430 from last year. I haven’t had any major issues with chrome running slow on my Razr but then again I have gotten use to the entire device being quite laggy.

      • Max Ervin

        Ahh, I missed the ” i ” at the end. But still, Chrome seems to run pretty badly on my RAZR Maxx. I can bring it up, and there are some times it just hangs for like 15 seconds before finally loading. It’s irritating because I like it so much better than the stock browser.

    • Gel

      The RAZR I not the Verizon RAZR.

  • Guest

    Well that explains why Chrome has always run like crap on my RAZR before this..

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      This only applies for the Razr I, the original Razr still runs an TI OMAP 4430 which is an ARM based chip.

  • Bigsike

    Well mines running like crap on my desktops after update so yea..

  • BarneyBan

    Yes, but when will it support flash? That’s the only thing that keeps it from being my main browser.

    • http://twitter.com/Mad_Llama Jeremy Gill

      Sorry, never. Adobe quit updating mobile flash. It’s not and never will be officially compatible with Jelly Bean or above either.

  • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

    Gotta love Intel! Their products are always top notch and performance beasts! You may pay somewhat of a premium but no Apple fan can say the processor in their phone is the same type that is in ultra books and even HTPCs?! Thats right, NONE!

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I don’t think most Apple fans care or even understand specs anyways.

  • C-Law

    Can anyone tell me why it is that Intel hasn’t been able to compete against the other processors in mobile? I know it’s something to do with ARM vs x86 but was wondering if anyone could give me a short summary of the difference and why it’s made it so difficult for Intel

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      Intel is a new competitor in the market. They waited so long because when they finally decided to make a product, they had to make it able to compete with the likes of the Snapdragon, Tegra, and even TI and those companies have had quite a long time to make their chipsets work to the best of their abilities. Also Intel in the beginning wasn’t that much into the whole mobile market but thats been changing lately and now they say they are backing it and want to become a major competitor.

    • Daniel Maginnis

      this is a good read. it’s not that they didnt try. but low voltage wins in the mobile space. also it seems as tho the ARM business model is extremely attractive, especially to someone adopting an open source operating system. anyway, atoms have been in small devices for a long time, including some tablets, i believe. i dont know why they continue to think its a good idea. i’m interested in battery life. the future may look great, but this is just an ice breaker.

      http://www.wired.com/business/2012/08/ff_intel/all/

  • JoeTi

    Trading TI for Intel as a mobile processor player is an acceptable swap. Uphill battle, though.

  • KleenDroid

    Very Nice