If you know me at all, you know that I'm as much of a Google fan as I am an HTC EVO fan. That's why I was so excited when I first found out that Google Chrome, one of the fastest browsers around that is soon expected to surpass Firefox in the number of users, is about to be released to Android devices, including our beloved EVO.
This is all according to a recent post on the Chromium Code website. So far, all we know is that Chrome for Android will feature most of the same features as its desktop counterpart, including support for the Skia 2D graphics library that Google has been devoting a lot of time to lately.
This is especially interesting news given that the Android and Chrome teams at Google have not really worked together all that often, and at times almost seemed as if they were competing against each other. In any case, given the abundance of browser options out there, including Firefox for Android, Dolphin, and Opera, it's about darn time that some of Chrome's cutting-edge tech made it to Android.
And since Google always claims that they are all about speed, it will be interesting to see how this stacks up against Amazon's new Silk browser that boasts the fastest speeds yet (although Silk will only be available on Amazon tablets). It will also be interesting to see if Chrome becomes the default Android browser going forward.
Exciting stuff indeed – at least to a Google nerd like me.[The Chromium Project via Android and Me]