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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by soda, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. soda

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    lol today i was thinking, why is there no Chrome for android... or if there is enlighten me. I just love the feel of the browser... would make a cool browser for android but an even cooler theme.
     

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    The browser on the phone is Chrome, it's the mobile version
     
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    doesnt seem as flashy as regular chrome
     
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    Because it's the mobile version, and it's early days.
     
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    Can you imagine the confusion that would ensue if the mobile browser had multiple tabs?
     
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    I think it might be desireable if implemented in a orderly way ...

    Let's say you click menu and rather than trying to look through a slew of open window squares as you do now .... you are presented with a list of the windows opened with their page titles to select from ... click to select that page; Long press on a listed item and it allows you to delete it, Bookmark it, send as ..., etc. Close All would be very welcome !!!

    IMHO i think that would be much more efficient and snazzier than what we have now ...

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    google.com/m has multiple tabs (kinda) I use it daily.

    FYI - Chrome 1.0 is just that as noted. There is a Chrome beta program. I figure that Google Android Engineers get sneak peaks at things and like Microsoft in the days of Windows and IE will have a good shot at making Chrome work well on Android.
     
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    One major sore point I have with Chrome is that there is no Linux desktop client.
     
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    I'm with you on that one.

    Also, I was under the impression that it's not Chrome on the G1? Unless the useragent is different or something, it's webkit with modifications and google gears?
     
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    What is the user agent string for the built in browser? Can anyone confirm? Steel nicely allows the user to set the user agent, but I have no idea what the "android" string is, as I have no web server to test on. I could install Apache but I'm inherently lazy tonight.
     
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    I'll check it really quick and edit to let you know.

    Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.1; en-us; dream) AppleWebKit/525.10+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version 3.0.4 Mobile Safari/523.12.2

    Checked on RC33/G1
     
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    Cheers.....waits impatiently for something that can wait until tomorrow morning
     
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    Now that we know what it is, I'm fairly interested to know the version differences/changes between RC33 and cupcake... hmmm :D
     
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    Interesting, thanks for that.

    Now I can safely sleep
     

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