Google Updates Search On Chrome For AndroidBy: Chris Crum - May 22, 2013
Chrome didn’t just get a major update on the desktop. Google has also updated Chrome for Android with some new features.
Users will now see search queries in the omnibox, as opposed to the long search URL. This makes it easier to refine the query and to view more results.
“To make browsing the mobile web even easier, web pages also display in fullscreen on phones,” says Google in a blog post. “As you scroll, the top toolbar disappears so you can immerse yourself in the web page content. When you scroll up, the toolbar returns so you can get on to the next thing.”
An update for Chrome for iPhone and iPad is on the way, which will include the ability to speak searches into the omnibox. This should hit the App Store in the coming days.
“This update also enables faster reloading of web pages by using the cache more efficiently when the network is slow, which is especially useful when you’re on the go. Finally, other iOS apps can now give you the option to open links in Chrome and then return to the app with just one tap,” says Google.
Google has a rundown of other features for the Android app here.