Google announced the release of its redesign for the Chrome app on Android tablets
Today, Google made the announcement that their redesigned Chrome software for Android tablets is now available for download. After ignoring the large screen for a while, especially compared to Apple and Samsung’s browsers, Google has said that it will rebuild the browser to help users finish tasks faster on tablets and other large-screen devices.
Improvements in both the look and the functionality of the application are included in these revisions. However, the redesign is where we will begin our work first. The first update brings a new layout for the split-screen mode that appears when Chrome is used in conjunction with another application. This includes a function that will automatically scroll backward so that you may swipe between tabs; concealing the close buttons when your tabs are too small to prevent accidental touches, and including a tool that will restore the previous state of the tabs.
In addition to the traditional vertical tab strip, Google is also providing users with the option to use a visual grid of tabs. You will now have the option to view all of your tabs in the form of a graphical grid. The company says that it makes it much easier to find tabs, especially compared to the old way of pushing and poking at the top strip of tabs.
Drag-and-drop functionality, tab grouping, and desktop mode are some of the other traditional desktop capabilities that Google is implementing. The functionality of dragging and dropping files and grouping tabs is identical to that seen on laptops. You now have the ability to make Chrome for Android always operate in desktop mode, despite the fact that desktop mode already exists on Chrome for Android. This is a brand-new feature that was added in response to user feedback. Those who buy high-end tablets like Samsung’s Tab S8 Ultra ought to be very pleased with this development.
In conclusion, the new Chrome app aspires to be more like full desktop software, and Google highlights the fact that it is ready for the Pixel Tablet whenever it is released. It seemed only logical that the company’s Android 13, which is focused on making the Android experience better for larger displays, should also make this improvement for individual apps since it was already making this improvement for Android as a whole.
However, Google isn’t content to stop with just the Chrome app. Other tablet applications designed for Android are either in the process of being updated or have already been updated. The employees at 9to5Google have been monitoring the degree to which Google abides by the commitments it has made, and they have found that the corporation has been quite reliable in maintaining its word. The drag-and-drop functionality is available in all of Google’s productivity apps, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Meanwhile, entertainment apps such as Google TV and YouTube Music now take advantage of larger screens to display more information.
It has been pointed out for a long time that Google has neglected the Android tablet app experience as a whole, so it is really encouraging to see that the firm is finally starting to pay more attention to the situation. However, a new deployment of upgrades won’t be enough to restore faith in Google’s tablet ambitions; the company needs to do more. The corporation has a well-deserved reputation for changing course at the drop of a hat. A year ago, Chromebooks were the wave of the future; this year, it’s Android tablets.