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I've been using (and loving) Google's Chrome browser daily on my laptop, desktop, phone, and tablet for quite some time now. Heck, I'd probably install it on my toaster if it were possible. And despite any of the complaints I routinely hear about Chrome's mobile iteration (ahem, where's the "full screen" option, again?), there are a few great reasons I keep it on all my devices.

Touching on each and every one of those, the Google Chrome YouTube channel today uploaded a one-minute ad spot touting the fact that Chrome is "For Everyone, Now Everywhere," and can enhance your life with auto-filled addresses, remembered passwords, and cross-device sync. Ultimately, the ad asserts, "Chrome has you covered" on your phone, tablet, and laptop. All of this is accomplished to the catchy tune of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

The ad is a bit of a departure from Chrome's other touchier, feelier adverts, but it's simple, and that works.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://twitter.com/zackeryfretty Zackery Fretty

    Full screen? I figured they removed that feature because it's useless. Screens are so big now I can't even imagine why you'd need it.

    • tylerbrainerd

      Yeah, clearly it's useless on phones and not desktops, because of screen size... oh wait that makes no sense at all.

      • didibus

        Do people go full screen on desktop?

        • jknl

          yes i do

        • tylerbrainerd

          lots of people do. I use it for writing pretty often.

          • didibus

            I wish you could go partly full screen, like have the browser tabs and navbar disappear, but keep the window frame and the start menu bar. I find fullscreen for like, using google docs is nice, but I generally need to be switching between programs to be productive, which full screen makes harder.

  • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alankrut Patel

    Chrome >> Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc

    • http://twitter.com/Pascalwb Pascal

      Opera, Chrome etc.

  • epsiblivion

    yikes, that title. what a mouthful to stumble over

  • RitishOemraw

    I came here hoping Google Now integration was launched in Chrome :(

    • KingKilla

      Yup same here

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    Now If Google chrome on the phone wasn't so damn slow I'd use it.

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    Only reason i use this slow slow browser on my phone as my main browser.

  • NoBullet

    +1ing

    What. No.

  • Chrime

    AP how much do you get for advertising Google Chrome so often?
    You guys talk about this browser more times then a teen boy talks about his first handjob!

    • Sootie

      But it was awesome... wait what?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Precisely $0.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Every time I use the word "Chrome" on the internet, I receive a check for $100,000. Chrome Chrome Chrome. Because that's how it works.

    • kamiller42

      It does seem many Android sites are Google PR departments. They announce every little change in Google products and nary a word is said about the new stuff in competitor's products. Did you know you can now push from Firefox mobile to any device registered with Firefox sync? No article covering its coolness. The latest beta had privacy tabs.
      No problem covering Google goods. Just looking for balance in coverage.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo
        • kamiller42

          I didn't say there was no coverage. I just said there was an imbalance. The link you gave reports on some upcoming features and that was January 8th. Are you saying there has been nothing new in the land of Firefox since 1/8/2013? No new releases? No new features?

          Even granting you the 1/8 news release, look how spotty the coverage is. The article before is was mid-October 2012. Compare its timeline to Chrome's, which is much less spotty. http://www.androidpolice.com/tags/chrome/

          And this isn't just a Firefox thing. Ditto everything I said for Dolphin, which has slightly worse coverage than Chrome.

          • Justin Swanson

            I know, I can't believe that AP can't cover every piece of technology news that comes out!!

            But on a more serious note, if you want something to receive coverage, try sending them an email with some information so they can write about. They aren't omniscient and can't know everything. Is there a blog that Mozilla posts changes to Firefox?

            I still find Firefox to be too slow for use on my desktop so I'd still probably stick with Chrome (it isn't _that_ much slower)

          • kamiller42

            I don't doubt the capabilities of the AP staff.

            There are several sources to follow Firefox for Android news. The Mozilla blog, as Ron referenced, is one. Reddit is another. I also use Firefox Extensions Guru blog.

            Most reviews have Firefox on the desktop right at the heels of Chrome in most performance benchmarks and beating Chrome on resource usage and startup. It's fast on my Ubuntu systems. But, this is about Firefox for Android, which has come a very long way. I use the betas all the time. Peppy browser with some unique features. And yes, even add-ons. Firefox Sync is a killer feature. Yes, syncs passwords very well too.

  • Sootie

    An ad without dubstep say what!?

  • abqnm

    Good but 30 seconds too long.

  • codemonkey85

    Password sync on moblie? Um, not yet... unless you're running the beta.

  • CristianoAdiutori

    Finally good music instead that shit into a commercial

  • bazker

    Still waiting for "We reduse memory consumption by 200%" video

    • didibus

      There's a reason for Chrome's abundance of memory. It uses a process for each tab. Effectively, each Tab is a program, and they all inter-communicate with each other to behave as a coherent whole. The advantages are that when one crashes, the crash is isolated from the others, and only affect that one tab. The disadvantage is that it takes more memory, because each process comes with it's overhead.

      If it helps you sleep better, at least know that Chrome is the fastest at freeing memory when you close a tab.

      • Patrick Hermey

        good info. thanx

  • Sergio

    What about a homepage button on Android?

  • http://profiles.google.com/scott.nutting Scott Nutting

    Whoa, this guy does way too much "goofing".

  • CeluGeek

    Chrome = Overrated.
    Launching Chrome on my phone or tablet takes as long as launching IE 9 on my desktop PC. And while the desktop version of Chrome loads faster, when it performs repetitive javascript tasks (like opening and closing tweets in succession) it slows to a crawl. I don't care about geeky benchmarks, I'm looking at real world usage.

    Except for the Google fanboys who think Google can do nothing wrong, Chrome is just another browser, and not necessarily the best at it.

    • http://twitter.com/DS1997247 Daniel DS

      So you have a crappy phone. Chrome Beta flies on my Galaxy SII Running CM10.1 Nightly.

      • Régis Knechtel

        I have a crappy phone (Galaxy S advance) and chrome runs like shit. But how can Dolphin runs so fast? It's not a phone problem, it's about software.

      • Freak4Dell

        It seems like everybody has a different experience with Chrome. Chrome runs great on my RAZR i, but Chrome Beta is terrible. Others say Chrome Beta is awesome and regular Chrome sucks. I don't think I know of any other app that has such great variances in performance across multiple devices.

    • didibus

      Firefox and Opera compare to Chrome, but sorry, IE9 does not. It's not because Microsoft sucks at development, it's because they never update it. Microsoft almost never updates it's browsers, and when it does, it's generally for a new Windows version. IE9 was good the week it came out, but a couple months later it was shit again. I believe the same will happen for IE10, it's good now, but will suck in a couple months, because it is not updated to pace with the internet.

      Chrome was the first browser to have continuous updates, which made it keep pace with the internet. Firefox followed suite. And trust me, Microsoft will follow suite soon enough. Once they will, IE will be a legitimate browser again, until then, it is not.

  • Scott

    Am I the only one still waiting for Chrome on Android to be as smooth as the AOSP browser? Chrome on Android is HORRIBLE.

    • Régis Knechtel

      Me too. It's sooooooo slow :/ Not everyone has a quadcore processor

  • Eddie

    I wonder who performed the Google Chrome's theme- Beethoven's symphony 5?

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