Google Chrome is coming to Android

Back in September 2008, Google released two important products that shortly become widely used and very popular worldwide: the Android platform which owns most of the smartphone market this days and Chrome, one of the most popular web browser on the planet, actually, the third most widely used, just behind the second place Firefox browser.

As expected by many, Chrome will be launched for Android too and it might happen in October 11. The information comes from Chromium Code website where we also found out that the Android version of Chrome will include most desktop functions and support for 2D Skia – a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images that Google has been hard at work on.

Skia features include:

  • 3×3 matrices w/ perspective
  • antialiasing, transparency, filters
  • shaders, xfermodes, maskfilters, patheffects

Back to October 11, Google has an event partner with Samsung with the debut of Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich and maybe, Chrome for Android makes an appearance. I believe that the Android version Chrome will be available through Android Market and it will also come as an option to the stock Android browser right out of the box for the latest version of Android, but this is just a hunch.

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