Android Ice Cream Sandwich will not get any major Chrome release Android has moved way ahead from the era of Ice Cream Sandwich, and so has Google.
The Android OS and Chrome browser maker has announced that it will not provide any major Chrome browser release for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
After the last major version of Chrome browser for Android KitKat, which is Chrome version 4.2, Google will freeze the development of the browser for the Android version.
Google stated that the number of Chrome users on Android 4.0 have been decreasing constantly. In addition, the backward compatibility has been restricting the company from coming up with new features that will work well on older devices.
Aurimas Lutikas, software engineer, Google, wrote in a blog post,
“In the last year, we’ve seen the number of Chrome users running ICS drop by 30 per cent. Developing new features on older phones has become increasingly challenging, and supporting ICS takes time away from building new experiences on the devices owned by the vast majority of our users.”
However, the company has promised regular security patches till Google releases version 4.3 of the Chrome browser. But the Ice Cream Sandwich users will not get anything after that from the Chrome development team.
Alternate Web Browser for Android Ice Cream Sandwich
- Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla Firefox has been the best open source browser for years.
The mobile version of Mozilla Firefox comes with a sleek interface, which enables the user to switch through various options such as recent tabs, history, top sites, bookmarks, etc. Although there are many features and add-ons available for Firefox, I’d like to mention just two of the most outstanding.
- The Reading List add-on enables you to save Web pages for offline reading.
- The Save as PDF add-on enables you to convert the Web pages to the PDF without much hassle
- UC Browser
UC Browser for Android gives you a fast all-in-one web experience - an excellent Searching, Browsing, Downloading, Video, Gaming, Shopping and Social Sharing experience at the fastest speeds.
It is the best browser for downloading purpose.