Chrome for Android Released in Beta, no Flash Support
It has been a long time coming for Android users to take advantage of the Google Chrome browser on their Google Android devices. Now, the wait is over...well, at least for the less than 5% of Android 4.0 device owners it is.
Chrome is now out in Beta form, and even though it is a beta, it's still got all the features you would expect for the mobile companion to the desktop version of Chrome. Google has stated that the Chrome mobile browser is built for speed and efficiency. It has the same sync and sign in features as your desktop Chrome browser, making it easy to keep your cached information and bookmarks show on your smartphone and/or tablet device. The downside to this story for the majority of Android users are using Android 2.3 Gingerbread and up, but support for Chrome is for Android 4.0 ICS and up. As for word on whether Google will be releasing an update to the Chrome app for older versions of Android to take advantage of it remains unseen. Hopefully it comes soon.
In another event related to the new Chrome app, Adobe went on record stating that Chrome for Android will not have Flash support. Adobe already cancelled development of its mobile plug-in, and is more interested in getting HTML5 support rolling for browser support for flash content. The problem with that however is that hardly any flash content on the web currently is using HTML5 coding. Have a look at the video below for an introduction.