Chrome for Android received an update today which includes both password and autofill sync, two features that were previously only available in the beta build of the app. Now, as you sync all of your devices from PC to tablet to phone with your Google account, your passwords and autofill history will come along for the ride. The rest of the update brings performance and stability updates along with a fix for random blank page loads. (more…)
Yesterday, the official Google Voice extension for Chrome received an update that introduced experimental desktop notifications. To our knowledge, this update has nothing to do with a unified Google chat service (internally called Babel) and is simply a stand-alone update and feature for the Google Voice extension. The notifications, if you are on a Windows machine, will look just like the picture we have included above. Again, to our knowledge, this has nothing to do with Google’s new unified chat service that is currently being dogfooded to employees. (more…)
Attention Chrome and Android users, stop filling out those expense reports and take the next 10 minutes to have some fun-time. This morning, a new Chrome experiment is turning any website you choose into a big marble maze game. Using your Android or iOS device as a controller, you tilt and slowly (or quickly) work your way through levels, collecting coins trying to reach the end of the level. (more…)
During a recent discussion with reporters in India, Eric Schmidt took the time to set some things straight in regards to Android, the Chrome OS, and even rumors that Schmidt was looking to leave Google. There has been slight speculation that Chrome and Android would somehow merge, with Andy Rubin leaving Android, and Sundar Pichai taking over both sections, including Chrome and Apps. (more…)
This morning, Google’s CEO Larry Page, announced that Andy Rubin will no longer lead the Android team. Andy has been the head of the Android project since the beginning and has watched as it has grown to running on more than 750 million devices worldwide. Taking the lead on the project going forward is Google vet, Sundar Pichai, who currently leads Chrome as well. (more…)
In the newest build of Chrome Beta for Android that was released this afternoon, we finally get password and autofill syncing on mobile. Both are features that have been carried across desktops for some time, but continued to be highly requested for smartphones and tablets, as they eliminate tedious form filling and a need to use your memory. Today is a great day, especially for those of us that have grown tired of re-typing things on mobile that have become automatic on desktops.
We should point out that in order to test out syncing passwords, you’ll need to run the latest Chrome Beta for desktops as well. The feature will roll out in the coming days, so don’t get frustrated if you aren’t seeing it right away.
Via: Google Chrome Blog
Bored at work today? Feel free to give your fingers some exercise with Google’s latest invention – Super Sync Sports. It’s a web application that syncs your PC Chrome browser with that of your mobile to let you participate in running, cycling, and swimming activities. That may sound semi-boring at first, but when you watch the preview below and then head over to the site to take in the soundtrack, you’ll find an urge to play immediately. (more…)
The official Chrome for Android app received an update in Google Play moments ago, bringing a nice list of improvements. According to the changelog, they have improved scrolling performance, increased responsiveness to pinch-to-zoom, faster interactive pages, and expanded support for HTML5 features. (more…)