The world’s most popular browser, the Google Chrome, now has a new list of news focused on productivity to take advantage of the big screen. Indeed, for anyone who has a tablet Android the latest update for this browser is recommended installation.
This makes it easier to switch between tasks, switch between open tabs in Chrome, and do more (and better) from Android tablets. Furthermore, in Chrome we will also have the presence of new features that aim to increase overall productivity.
Then we make known the changes to gradually reach users, made available by the technology itself.
1. Tile screen and windows for Google Chrome
Focusing on productivity, Google Chrome wants to make it easy to switch between various Tabs open in the browser. This will make it simpler to switch between tabs by incorporating a side-by-side view to take advantage of the tablet’s large screen.
The example, visible above, shows an implementation somewhat similar to what we currently have in Microsoft’s Windows 11 and other platforms. In any case, it will be easier to find the tab we want, especially when we have several open.
Also, to prevent accidental closing of open tabs, the Close button will be hidden if the tab thumbnails are too small. However, if you close one by mistake, we have a button to restore the tab.
2. Grid view for quick browsing in Google Chrome
Secondly, we have a new way of presenting the contents in a grid. It is essentially a guide to find what we need when we already have several tabs open on our Android tablet.
So, instead of being presented on a screen and horizontal view, in a horizontal flow with the various tabs open, we have our own screen with a grid view of everything that is open in normal mode, or incognito mode in Google Chrome.
According to Google, this implementation will facilitate the presentation of content and its visual identification for greater productivity with the new version of the browser for Android.
3. Drag and Drop outside of Google Chrome
Sharing content, such as images (and more), from Google Chrome to other applications on the Android tablet will become simpler. The user will only have to select and drag what he wants to share to the other screen.
This will work with images, text, links to web pages, for example in applications like Gmail, Photos, Google Keep, among others. Above we can see, in a brief way, its operation on an Android tablet.
4. Desktop mode
With the next release of #Chrome on Android tablets, we’re making it easier to navigate between tabs and enjoy your favorite websites.Learn about the improvements — from a new drag and drop feature, to a visual tab grid and more: https://t.co/pHuRtMyzU7
— Chrome (@googlechrome) October 18, 2022
Focused on productivity, this mode simulates the environment of using a Windows computer or Chromebook on an Android tablet, although it is not really the same experience.
With that in mind, Chrome can always ask the user if he wants to be shown the Mobile or Desktop view of a web page, for example.
5. Tab Groups in Chrome
Tab Groups in Google Chrome are currently only available in the desktop and Android smartphone version of the browser. It’s a good productivity booster for intensive users and whenever we have multiple tabs open.
In instances where we don’t want to close them, the browser allows us to group them by folders or categories to be defined by the user. Now, this same option can also be used on Android tablets, something that makes perfect sense.
Finally, these updates will be available to all selected Android tablet users over the next few days with gradual and phased rollout.
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