If you’re among those few lucky Android users running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher on their devices, you’ve now got a sound reason to drop whatever browser you are currently using and try out Chrome. Google has just released a beta build of Chrome for Android, unifying both the desktop and mobile versions of their popular browser that is built on Chromium. Combine fast web browsing, real-time syncing of tabs opened on your desktop browser (or any other device running Chrome with your account in sync), and smoother pinch-to-zoom, and you get something that is set to redefine the way you surf the web on the go. The highlights of the browser include tabbed browsing, ability to sign in with Google account to access your Chrome bookmarks, accelerometer-based tilt scrolling, easy swipe-across-the-edge switching between tabs, good-looking 3D transition effects between tabs, incognito browsing, facility to jump to most frequently opened and recently closed pages from the browser’s homescreen, auto-zooming on content/URL-laden areas of a webpage, and smoother rendering of webpages.

Just for reference, this is the first beta release, and works with your HP Touchpad running ICS. If you update this using market, it will stop working.

Direct download link (First Beta)

Download Chrome for Android (Android Market)

Alternate Download links – Download Chrome Beta for Android APK (Mirrorcreator | XDA)

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