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Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome

Let's talk about Google Chrome on your mobile device; everyone uses it, but do they really use it? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features of Google Chrome. Google sure does like to hide features from us! Did you know these tricks? Did...

Chromium Optimized for Snapdragon Devices

What in the world is CAF? Remember CAF? You might have seen that name all over the forums back when kernel developers for Qualcomm Snapdragon devices maintained two separate forks of their work. One for code based on Google's AOSP, and another based on CAF. Code Aurora Forum is maintained by the Linux Foundation, and is...

Chrome 39 Adds Support for Theme-Color on Android Lollipop

Over the past week, we've seen quite a few devices receive unofficial (and semi-sorta-kinda-official) ports of Android 5.0 Lollipop. There's undoubtedly much to love in this latest version of Android, but one particular feature that hasn't gotten enough attention is the new way in which browser tabs are handled in Chrome. Rather than simply being available...

New Hangouts for Google Chrome Brings Chatheads, Refreshed UI

Hangouts is an application that needs no introduction. Google's instant messenger and texting app is perhaps the most popular way to communicate on Android. Just a few hours ago, the desktop client of Hangouts received a major overhaul that changed practically everything we have seen in the app thus far. The new version of Hangouts introduces a concept...

Create ARChon Ready Packages on Your Android Device

A few days ago, we talked about ARChon. This extremely interesting project allows users to install Android applications right on the Chrome browser and use them on any operating system. This modified runtime can be used both by developers and users for educational, work, or simply "fun" purposes. One of the most problematic aspects of ARChon was app conversion. It...

ARChon Lets You Run Android Apps in Google Chrome Browser

Not too long ago, Google added the ability to run select Android applications on Chrome OS. While Google's OS for more traditional computers is great in some use cases, it is generally limited for the most part to Chromebooks. And let's face it; the number of Chromebooks is very low compared to Android devices. That said, the number of computers...

Chrome Apps Coming to Android and iOS, What it Means to You as a App/Web Developer and End User

Back in September of last year, the Chrome team made Chrome apps a little bit more powerful. Rather than just being glorified web-apps, September's update allowed Chrome apps to work offline, function outside of distracting tabs and text boxes, receive desktop notifications, interact with connected peripherals, and launch directly from your computer like any other...

Newest Chrome Beta Eliminates Artificial 300 Msec Click Delay on Mobile Sites

There are many things in our mobile devices that are mildly and unintentionally annoying. Many of these are so subtle that we don't even realize that they're a problem---until there's a solution. One such nuisance is the artificial 300 msec click  delay when browsing websites on practically all mobile browsers. You may have noticed that when...

Get the Latest XDA News with Unofficial Extension

For those who aren't aware, keeping up to date with the latest XDA Portal posts while browsing the forums is as easy as glancing to the sidebar on the right of the screen. However, users of Google Chrome and Opera on the PC can now see the latest Portal happenings from any part of the...

Browse Image Threads on XDA without Hassle with Desktop Chrome

Threads dedicated to screenshots, wallpapers, signatures, and the like are always quite fun to browse through---either for the creativity boost for your next home screen set up or just to get a taste of what layouts other XDA forum goers have on their devices. Of course, in the format of a forum thread, you'll most...

Introducing the Toxic Toolbar for GT-N7000 Users

I'm pretty sure most of you have at least one tab on your browser dedicated to XDA whenever you're online. If not, you're doing it wrong. We previously brought you news of a handy browser plugin to improve your browsing experience from within the XDA. However, there may be times when you're forced to drag yourself...