Google is finally making Chrome tablet-friendly • TechCrunch


After ignoring the app experience on Android tablets for years, Google seems increasingly focused on turning things around. Earlier this year, the search giant introduced Android 12L, which brought Improved interface and multitasking experience On tablets and foldable. At the Google IO Developer Conference in May, I promised Refine more than 20 of its own apps for your tablet experience. Now the search giant is starting to fulfill this pledge, starting with the Chrome browser.

Google has rolled out an update for Chrome for Android tablets that brings new features like side-by-side viewing to improve tab navigation and the ability to drag and drop information from Chrome.

Side by side view will help users to navigate between tabs by swiping through the address bar (shown in the animation below). This comes in handy when you can’t really read the tab names in settings like split screen.

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The drag-and-drop functionality allows users to navigate links, images, and text from Chrome to apps like Gmail, Keep, and Photos. Watch it in action in the photo below. Google made similar Drag and drop support for apps like Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slide and Keep on Android tablets in July.

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On top of that, Chrome devices optimized for Android tablets add a tab grid layout to make it easier for users to switch between them — rather than having to traverse the horizontal line of tabs. The renewal also allows users to see large previews of currently open tabs when they swipe up from the bottom of the screen. This feature is already available in the Chrome smartphone app through the tab switcher.

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The company said its Tab Groups feature – introduced for the first time For Chrome Desktop in 2020 Also available “Soon” on Chrome for tablets.

“Whether you prefer to use a mouse, a stylus, or your finger, the Chrome experience on Android should be as intuitive and familiar on tablets as it is on your computer or phone,” said Lola Adams, Product Manager. We’re constantly exploring new ways to make using Chrome On your Android tablet it’s easier and more enjoyable – whether it’s easier to navigate using the visible tab grid, switch to desktop mode, or quickly find your tab.Chrome in a statement.

Google is slowly improving your Android tablet experience with app and software updates as you get ready Launching his Pixel tablet Next year.

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