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20 Apr 12 Google Chrome Browser for Android Gets Updated with Desktop View, Languages …

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(Photo: Google) – Google Chrome Browser for Android Gets Updated with Desktop View, Languages and More

If you are a fan of Chrome – the popular desktop Web browser made by Google, then you will love to get it on your Android device, especially since now it has received a major update, which adds new features and expands language support.

The recent update brings 31 new languages to Chrome Beta. The older version was only available in English language.

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The update also brings cool, new features. For instance, users can now request for desktop version of a Web site for better view, instead of accessing only mobile version. Then there’s the all-new Incognito mode that lets you browse with privacy so that the browsing history is not saved on the device. Browser tabs are also stacked like cards for easy viewing. Thanks to the built-in accelerometer, users can flip through these tabs by tilting the device.

 Another useful feature added with this update is the link zoom functionality. Whenever a user is trying to click on a URL link, which is relatively hard to touch as surround by some other URL’s, then the browser will zoom in on that area in a bubble making it easy to select the desired link. External links will also now open in tabs, instead of new windows, when multiple tabs are opened.

Moreover, you can use the browser on a Wi-Fi network with proxy setup. Users can assign application to handle links on their own when clicking on a new URL in Chrome. And, like the desktop version, the mobile version of Google Chrome also has ability to add bookmarks to homescreen as shortcuts.

Chrome Beta is available on Google Play Store. But you will need an Ice Cream Sandwich-enabled smartphone or tablet in order to download it. And a big share of Android devices runs Android v2.3 Gingerbread at the moment (and more than 90% of Android devices do not run Android 4.0 ICS). So the browser is not as high on downloads as expected, but it is marching forward day by day.

With new smartphones getting rolled out in the market, featuring Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, the future for Chrome is bright. We may see Google replacing its Android Web kit browser in its mobile operating system with Chrome browser in near future.

Nonetheless, despite this recent update, the Google’s favorite browser is not yet as perfect as it is on desktop. Still it is in beta mode and Flash support is currently off. The biggest drawback of Chrome Beta is that it is only available for devices running Android OS v4.0 codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich.

(reported by Johnny Wills, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)

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15 Nov 11 Catchpoint Becomes First in the Industry to Offer Performance Monitoring from …

Additional New Product Advancements Give Customers Most Sophisticated Measurement and Performance Impact of Third Party Vendors on Web Page

New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2011

Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a new provider of Web performance monitoring solutions for Internet-dependent businesses, today announced two key product advancements that give customers for the first time the ability to monitor performance from the Google Chrome Browser (v15) and measure the impact and performance of third party content on Web pages and Web applications in the most detailed and sophisticated way available. Catchpoint has also become a member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Providers Program and added 12 new monitoring agents globally.

“Catchpoint’s ability to monitor from Google’s Chrome Browser and their advanced performance analytics make them the only company capable of handling the complexity of our performance monitoring demands,” said Leo Vasiliou, Information Security Officer at ASK.COM. “With Catchpoint we can not only identify when a third party is causing a performance problem but, more importantly, pinpoint the exact vendor and fix the problem quickly. The speed and ingenuity with which they’ve adapted their solutions to meet today’s performance challenges is unparalleled in the industry.”

With the beta release of Catchpoint’s Google Chrome Browser performance monitoring offering, customers can now monitor and understand performance problems specific to that browser. Google Chrome services more than 20 percent of the global Internet browser market with rapid adoption predicted to continue, and for some of Catchpoint’s customers, usage is as much as 50 percent, making it a critical piece of the overall performance monitoring picture.

In addition to Chrome browser monitoring capabilities, Catchpoint’s latest product release gives customers unprecedented insight and tools to quickly identify when a change in the performance of a Web page or Web application is caused by a third party, such as ads and CDNs, and pinpoint which vendor caused the disruption. Features include:

  • Advanced Metrics and Insight: Industry’s most sophisticated metrics and insight to understand performance impact better, including the ability to see advanced statistics for metrics such as median, geometrical mean, 95th percentile, and standard deviation for up to two full years. Customers also have the ability to chart the performance metrics related to a single hostname.
  • Zone charting: Customers can now chart the performance metrics related to a group of requests and hosts – called Zones – including ads, widgets, analytics, and CDNs. Catchpoint provides predefined Zones, saving users the time and resources typically spent categorizing third party content on their site. In addition, users can create Zones not only by domain, but also the entire URL or IP address of the servers.

As a new member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Solution Providers Program, Catchpoint has also expanded its network of monitoring agents to all six commercial regions operated by AWS. In addition, Catchpoint is launching nodes in Dallas; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India.

Catchpoint has also begun a Last Mile pilot that allows customers to measure their performance, availability, and reachability from various homes connected to major U.S. broadband networks.

About Catchpoint Systems, Inc.

Catchpoint provides Web performance monitoring solutions to Internet-dependent businesses, which allow them to quickly analyze and improve speed, reliability and availability of their Internet services and applications. Catchpoint’s solutions give companies a unique purview into their end-users’ online experiences, allowing them to anticipate, detect, identify the source of – and then solve – performance problems before customers experience them. By working with Catchpoint to ensure a fast, glitch-free online environment for their customers, Catchpoint’s ad delivery, publishing, ecommerce, and infrastructure clients increase profits and protect their brand integrity. Catchpoint was founded in September 2008 by former DoubleClick (a division of Google) veterans experienced in designing, building, operating, scaling, and monitoring high transactional Internet services utilized by thousands of companies and impacting the experience of millions of users. Catchpoint launched its solution publicly in April 2010. For more information,

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