Google Chrome to Phone Gets Long-Overdue Update

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The number of PC users who employ Chrome as their primary browser continues to grow and grow. If you’ve already made the transition to Chrome, and you use an Android smartphone, there’s a good chance you’ve already tried-out Google’s Chrome to Phone app. We talked about the release of this tool all the way back in 2010, and after a lengthy hiatus, Google’s back to cranking-out updates for the software. The first in over a year arrives today, fixing bugs and making a few improvements.

Chrome to Phone works with the copy of Chrome on your desktop or laptop. We don’t always come across information right when we’re ready to use it, and Chrome to Phone lets you transfer things like URLs from Chrome on your PC to your phone’s browser, so you can check them out later, or while on the go. You can have your phone just save those links for you to access at your leisure, or configure it to automatically visit a site as soon as you transfer its location from your computer.

Today’s release of Chrome to Phone 2.3.0 updates the app’s user interface for a more modern look (after all, Android’s come a long way since the app first launched). Support for the app in landscape is nice feature, though one we wish would have been there ages ago. Finally, a bug that would crash the app while transferring text to it from your computer, one that reportedly was especially prevalent on Honeycomb tablets, has been resolved.

The updated Chrome to Phone is available in the Android Market now.

Source: Android Police

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!