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Chrome To Phone

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Google hosted a press conference today, and had some pretty exciting news to share. Chrome to Phone is one of the new features. It is limited to Froyo users, so if you don’t have it yet this is something you’ll have to look forward to.

Chrome to Phone is a Chrome Extension that sends web pages or phone numbers from your Chrome browser to your Froyo-enabled Android phone. It doesn’t simply send a link, it auto-loads the content on the phone, making it really convenient. You can even copy text and send it to the Android clipboard.

As cool as this feature is, I think it is already dated, thanks to another tool called Voice Actions. Voice Actions eliminates the need to send driving directions from your computer to your phone, since you can simply speak the address into your phone and launch the navigator. Chrome to Phone is still a useful feature, even if it is less attractive than Voice Actions. Check out the video for more.