Google has released a new version of the Chrome web browser for Google Android phones and tablets with a handful of new features. The biggest chance is probably that latest beta lets you request the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile version.
This is a feature that we’ve seen in other web browsers, including the default Android 4.0 browser. But it’s a good tool for any browser to have up its sleeve — especially when you’re using a tablet with a high resolution display, since many mobile sites look silly on devices with large screens.
Other changes include:
- Add bookmarks to your Android home screen for quick access.
- Choose which apps will handle links you open in Chrome.
- You can configure Chrome to work with proxy networks.
- The browser also now supports 31 more languages.
You can download the Google Chrome web browser for Android for free from the Google Play Store.