After a year of doing absolutely nothing for the Chrome to Phone app, the search giant has finally roused enough interest to get its developers fixing bugs and updating the application. If you’ve not used the app before, it basically lets you send data such as links, phone numbers as well as map information straight to your Android device.
The update adds a new look and landscape support, while also fixing crash bugs related to text copy. You’ll need to install a Chrome extension which will link your smartphone to your desktop’s browser. All you need to do then is tap a button and the data will get pushed to your handset.
Sadly, this very useful app is still blocked in many countries ranging from Singapore to Israel and Finland, according to this Reddit post. We’ve contacted Google to find out on global availability, but the company has declined to comment. For now, if you want to bypass the block, you can try installing the .apk from this location.
Disclaimer: Note that you perform installations at your own risk. CNET Asia will not be responsible for any malicious packages that may be sent to your phone due to the installation of the .apk.
Via Android Market