Alongside the release of Chrome 32 for Windows, Mac and Linux, Google has also updated the Chrome for Android and iOS. The Chrome 32 for Android and iOS however does not come with the similar features that are available in its desktop client, instead saves data consumption. The updated web browser also comes with translation support for iOS users and there is an option to create shortcuts to the homescreen on Android devices.
As a large number of population surf Internet through their smartphones, Google has provided its own data compression which help the users to reduce their data usage. Using the Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management, the web browser is claimed to reduce data usage by up to 50 percent when browsing the web through smartphones. Users have to activate the new feature by going through Settings > Bandwidth management > Reduce data usage and toggle to On. The feature also allows to track how much bandwidth is saved after its activation right on the same screen.
Aside the feature to save data consumption on Android and iOS devices, the updated Chrome browser for iOS has Google Translate integration. With Google Translate support, users can easily translate the web pages into the language they understand. The translation feature earlier debut on the desktop version and later came to Android platform as well.
The updated Google Chrome for Android comes with an additional option to add shortcuts of the web pages directly to the homescreen. Users have to select “Add to homescreen” from the toolbar menu to bring the active web page to the homescreen. Thereafter, users can get into the same web page by tapping on the icon, available on the homescreen.
These new features are bundled with the Chrome 32 for Android and iOS. The updated Chrome browser is expected to reach Google Play Store and Apple App Store in the next few days.