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. Further, a "download page later" tools allows people to target web sites for download even while they offline. As soon as the device reconnects to the network, these pages will automatically download to the browser for later access. Last, a new tag reveals which articles and content has been saved to the device versus that which is live on the network. The latest version of Chrome for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
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's Chrome Browser for iOS Lets You Save Articles for Later
Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS devices and given it the ability to save online stories for later reading. The share button now includes a "read later" option that will download the article directly to the device so it can be read at a later time, even when the phone is offline.
Google Maps Now Available Offline
Google today said Maps can now be used without an active internet connection. People can download maps for cities, counties, and even entire countries so routing and basic navigation tools will function when there's a poor connection or no connection at all.
Google Search for Android Gains Offline Mode
Google has made it possible for Google Search to work even when the device goes offline. The latest build of Search for Android can store Google searches if a phone loses its network connection.