Friday, July 2, 2010

Google Chrome for Nokia Smartphone now available for download

After the firefox now the fastest browser on Earth Google Chrome gets ported to Nokia N900.Undeniably the build in browser in every Nokia Smartphone sucks. Not only it is user unfriendly, it lacks many basic features. The Google Chrome aka Chromium is not officially ported by Google, but it is now available for Nokia N900 smartphone.This version is based on Debian 32 bit release. It works great and the flash content works very well too.

The Google Chrome port is actually brand new. And to be fair, what you’re actually running is Chromium. That’s the open source version of Chrome developed for Linux.

You can download the installer from Jacekowski’s site. He’s the one who ported the browser. Then to install the browser on a Nokia can follow the instructions Here

When all is said and done, you’ll end up with a desktop web browser on a mobile device. Unfortunately, that means most web pages won’t actually scale to fit the screen properly and you’ll either need to resize the pages manually or spend some time scrolling left and right. But Adobe Flash seems to work out of the box.

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