Search giant to replace web browser in Androids with revamped version of its popular desktop browser.

This article titled “Google introduces Chrome for phone” was written by Juliette Garside, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 7th February 2012 18.39 UTC

Google is to replace the web browser in Android smartphones with a revamped version named after its Chrome desktop product, as the search giant redoubles its efforts to knock Microsoft off the top perch in the battle of the browsers.

Chrome for phone, which is faster, links to the user’s desktop and allows an unlimited number of pages to remain open simultaneously, begins its public “beta” trial on Tuesday, and may move to a full launch this spring.

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