Google's Chrome to Phone Android sharing app launches for Android 2.2 mobiles

As well as telling us all about Voice Actions tonight, Google also announced the full public arrival of the much-talked-about Chrome to Phone app – a tool to push content from your desktop computer’s Chrome browser directly to your Android (2.2) phone.

To get it running you need to install the app on your phone, then the Chrome extension – and you’re ready for link-sharing action. Here’s a snippet from Google’s announcement waffle:

“Say you’ve looked up an address or driving directions on your desktop. Clicking the extension icon in your browser will push the information to the Google Maps app on your phone. YouTube videos work the same way with the extension. You can also select a phone number on a web page and send it to the dialer on your phone. Selected text can also be automatically copied from your browser and sent to your Android clipboard for later viewing”

Hmmm. We’re not sold. Here’s the app in action. It’s not much to look at.

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We’re not entirely sure what Chrome to Phone brings to the party that’s not already provided by a standalone Android phone, to be honest, but it sure looks clever. There’s a video of C2P in action over on Google’s Mobile blog.

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  1. MarkG

     /  August 12, 2010

    Meh, I much prefer Opera in the desktop and on the phone compared to Google, and Opera already does all this.

  2. Gary C

     /  August 12, 2010

    Every time I check changes to the template in Opera, I pause to think about switching over. It does have a lovely scroll action.

  3. polo79

     /  August 12, 2010

    It is a must have on any phone. Now that I have it anyway. I use it all the time now. Don’t hate, participate!

  4. itsfozzy

     /  August 12, 2010

    I’m using it to push my Firefox bookmarks to my phone. You have to import your bookmarks to Chrome of course.

  5. penhapus

     /  August 13, 2010

    It’s great for sending maps, etc. to phones from the PC, or sending bookmarks. It’s a little thing that helps.

  6. edhe

     /  August 13, 2010

    I’ve been using it to push some googled-up background images. Just had my phone offline, stack the sends, connect to wifi to pull the URLs and save the images then bingo, much easier way of getting new backgrounds.

    It’s also handy for taking reading material to the shitter.

    The map thing i’m not fond of as it doesn’t carry the custom routes to places – now *that* would be handy. Map out a custom route to somewhere on the PC then blast it across to the navigate.

  7. I use Chrome to Phone and Android to Cloud. Long text came in over Twitter on the phone? Push it to the Desktop for better reading. Didn’t finish reading in time? Push to the phone and read on the go. Although it is not a must have app, I like to have it.

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