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Chrome Beta lands in Singapore Android Market

February 27th, 2012 | by Aaron Tan

If you’re a proud owner of the newly-minted Samsung Galaxy Nexus, be sure to check out Google’s Chrome Beta browser that has finally made its way into the Android Market in Singapore.

Previously available only for users of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices in 12 countries including the United States, Japan and Korea, the browser beats rivals Dolphin HD and the stock Android browser hands-down in speed, with web pages and images loading faster than before. The speed boost is apparent even without running synthetic tests such as the SunSpider benchmark.

The snappy browser also includes a link preview feature that zooms in on hyperlinks to make it easy to select the right one you wish to click on among others. The mobile browser also shares the same features as its desktop brother, including the incognito mode for private browsing.

A nifty tab browsing feature also lets you swipe across the screen to switch tabs. Or, view all your browser tabs at once in a stack view, which allows you to close tabs by simply swiping the stacks sideways.

Plus, if you sign in to Chrome on both mobile and desktop versions of the browser, you can access the tabs that are left open on your desktop, and pick up from where you left off on the phone. The mobile browser also offers autocomplete suggestions for websites that you browse frequently on the desktop.

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