Chrome 49, with Beacon Support, Reaches Play Store
Google says Chrome version 49 for Android has graduated from the beta channel and is available as a general release in the Google Play Store. Chrome 49 is notable due to its support for Eddystone Bluetooth beacons, which can surface what's known as "physical web" content to nearby devices. Google's Eddystone beacons broadcast content, such as URLs, to Android devices within range. Chrome can interact with those beacons and the content they offer. Push notifications alert Android users to the content, which may contain information about nearby points of interest. Chrome 49 is free to download from the Play Store.
Chrome for Android Gains Eddystone Beacon Smarts
Google says the latest release of Chrome for Android supports Eddystone Bluetooth beacons and can surface what's known as "physical web" content to nearby devices. Google's Eddystone beacons can now broadcast web content, such as URLs, to Android devices within range.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Google Tweaks Chrome's Offline Browsing Tools
Google today updated Chrome for Android devices and made it simpler to download, find, and read offline content. Users can now long press any link or article suggestion to download the article to a new tab for offline access.
Google Debuts 'Nearby' to Alerts Android Users to What's Close
Google today announced Nearby, a way for Android devices to show people relevant apps, web sites, and other information based on location. It takes the idea of the physical web, which displayed web sites of nearby businesses, a step further.