mic_888 · May 26, 2010 at 07:54 am

Google Chrometophone for Froyo

With the announcement of Froyo, comes a new feature that enables Android users to send links from your desktop to your Android device seamlessly.

Google ‘Chrometophone’ consists of a Chrome extension, an Android app, and a supporting AppEngine server that enables users to send links using Android’s Cloud to Device Messaging service (C2DM Framework).

In order to take advantage of the functionality, Android users must install the Chrome extension and corresponding Chrometophone application on your Froyo devices.  User data will then be pushed from your Chrome browser where data is stored in the cloud.

XDA forum member spazoid has helpfully posted a tutorial on how to install and set up your device. Firefox users should not despair since spazoid has also posted that a Firefox extension is also available.

It will be fascinating to see what interesting applications developers can come up with using this new feature!

For more information including where to find the files required, check out the tutorial thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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