Chrome Update Brings Data Compression, Shortcuts And Google Translate

Chrome Update Brings Data Compression, Shortcuts And Google Translate

iOS/Android: Google has updated Chrome for Android and iOS and brought new features to each, including the big one for both platforms: data compression. Additionally, Android received new webapp shortcuts and iOS now has access to Google Translate on web pages.

The data compression works in the same way that other mobile browsers such as Opera have offered for a while. Google will compress web sites before sending them along to your phone in order to reduce data consumption. The Google Translate option for iOS will translate web pages (an option Android has offered since last July).

Finally, Google is adding a new method for web developers to create web-based apps. While you can currently create home screen shortcuts to websites on your phone from Chrome, developers can instruct the browser to open in a fullscreen version of Chrome with no navigation buttons. This makes it possible for developers to create an app-like experience with just a website.

Chrome Browser – Google [Google Play Store via Google Chrome Blog]

Chrome – browser by Google [iTunes App Store]

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