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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by umikun, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. umikun

    Thread Starter


    Google just updated Chrome to Phone to version 2.0 and it is now available for devices running Android 2.2. The service is a combination of an Android app (scan QR code) and Chrome extension which allows users to send items from their browser to their phone including a current web page, map, YouTube video, or selected phone number or text.
    Chrome to Phone uses the new Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) framework that was included in Android 2.2. Google describes C2DM as a

  2. setite

    setite Lurker

    Just wanted to say I hate firefox. That said, unfortunately fox-to-phone seems to have something chrome-to-phone, superior clipboard functionality.

    I hate text messaging. I have big thumbs and mistype half the time. So today I wanted to type something in on my6 PC, then send to the phone to paste into an SMS. I couldn't figure out how to do that with Chrome. The only text that Chrome-to-phone will send is text that is actually part of a webpage. I even went so far as to typing it into the google translator, and selected the uneditable text on the next page, but it still submitted the page URL.

    With fox-to-phone there is a contextual menu on ANY text I select, whether it is part of the page or something I typed into a search field. I right-click and select "Send this text to Android" and voila. I can send SMS in half the time even with the time it takes to get it sent to my phone and pasted. For short SMS, I will bumble through it, but for ones of a 3 or more sentences, fox to phone saves a load of frustration. Fix this GOOGLE!
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    You highlight the text then hit the Chrome2Phone icon in the top.
  4. setite

    setite Lurker

    I know that. It only seems to work with text that is actually part of the webpage. I haven't found a way to trick it. For example. I have some convoluted passwords saved into Google documents. It would be cool if I could send text held in a Google document to the phone so I don't have to remember type out a extra safe password on the phones keyboard.

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