As the first day of the Google I/O goes by smoothly, it leaves us with heaps of new announcements and information that Google plans for a better web and mobile experience. Now, according to a report by Slashgear, Google plans to bring HTML5 Autocomplete functions to the Chrome mobile web browser for Android. With this move, Google aims to bring back the over-90 percent users who have abandoned in-browser product purchases on their smartphones and tablets.
Autocomplete form-filling for mobile?
With this new support, users will be able to access the form filled on the desktop from their Android mobile device. This means Chrome for desktop will sync with the mobile web browser. All one needs to do is sign-in with the same Google account. For instance, if you are filling a form on your desktop, key in all the essential details and save the form. You can then access it instantly from your mobile device. If you make changes on one platform (say, desktop), those changes will reflect while accessing the form on another platform (mobile). The new Autocomplete functions for the Chrome mobile web browser will be made available for Android users in the near future. There is no word on its availability for iOS yet.
It was revealed in a Chrome-focussed presentation at the Google I/O that the number of active Chrome users has almost doubled since the Google I/O conference last year. It is also said that most of them are mobile users. Currently, there are 750 million active Chrome users.
Publish date: May 16, 2013 1:59 pm| Modified date: December 19, 2013 11:33 am