One of the apps I first used on my Galaxy Tab was Pulse and I loved it. It allowed me to view my favorite tech news site updates with ease. Later on I learned more about Pulse and learned that I could add custom feeds as well. I started feeding it my favorite anime fansub sites so that I could get updated about new episodes without viewing each site one by one on my browser which I used to do. I was hoping to write my own app to automatically update me about new episodes but my laziness got over me! Haha!
I wrote about Chrome for iOS earlier but forgot to mention that Chrome for Android is now out of beta.
So yeah, Chrome for Android has now shed beta from its name and is available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later devices. The latest version comes with some stability and performance fixes and some minor adjustments to the UI especially for tablets. Grab it from the Google Play Store now if you’re interested!
As an added note, it seems like the Nexus 7 has Google Chrome as its default browser. This could mean that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in its entirety may be switching over to Chrome for its browsing muscles. We’ll see when updates for other devices start getting rolled out. Until then, let’s enjoy the release of Chrome for Android!
Google might have released Chrome for iOS today but Mozilla also brought out something good a few days ago – native Firefox 14.0 for Android! Sorry, I forgot to blog about it! My bad…
The new mobile Firefox is faster, supports Flash and HTML5, and has a new look as well. You can, of course, sync your bookmarks, tabs and other settings with your desktop Firefox installation.
Interested? Get it now from the Google Play store. If you’re like me who had trouble downloading this app into my ICS-encrusted Galaxy Tab through the Google Play store – seems like the Galaxy Tab is not listed as a compatible device despite mine running CM9 – you may download the APK from unofficial sources which you should be able to find quite easily with a simple web search.
Videos to showcase the new browser after the break:
One thing I hated about iOS is Safari. Call me whatever you want but I just completely and thoroughly hate it and only used it when I really need to. I don’t really surf the web much on my iPad anyway so it’s not such a big deal for me but I still wish I had a better alternative. I tried Dolphin HD but I was never fond of it even on Android (I love real dolphins though but that’s not really important right now). I use Chrome on my PCs alongside Firefox and IE (9 and 10 in my case since I’m using either Windows 7 or Windows 8 Release Preview). I use Chrome 90% of the time though and have been using Chrome for Android for quite a while now. I love being able to easily sync my bookmarks and opened tabs back and forth with the browser I use most often so I was stoked when I learned that Google has now released Chrome for iOS. I downloaded it immediately! You may grab Chrome for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch through the App Store. Oh! And here’s a promo vid: