Intel x86 Google Chrome issue officially rectified

Intel x86 Google Chrome issue officially rectifiedA couple of days ago, while discussing Intel’s LTE and multi-core dreams, we mentioned that there’s a wee compatibility problem with some Google Play apps, most notably Google’s Chrome browser for Android.

Well dry those tears, you Intel-loving beasts, as the creases have been well and truly ironed out.

The news comes from the official Google Chrome Releases blog, which deals with all things – you guessed it – Google Chrome.

A post by Vinod Ramachandran reads: “The Chrome team is happy to announce the availability of Chrome for Android on Intel x86 devices, which means that if you have an Android device based on x86, you’ll now be able to experience the speed, security, and simplicity of Chrome.”

That means you’ll be able to rock Google Chrome when you pick up your shiny new edge-to-edge (nearly) Motorola Razr i.

Of course, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is still a prerequisite, so the Orange San Diego is left out for now. It’s still on Gingerbread (Android 2.3), right? An update shouldn’t be too far away.

And that’s the end of that. Er, until further Intel app problems are identified. Intel guy Sumeet Syal is vaguely reassuring, promising: “We’re not quoting any numbers — but the majority of all the apps we’ve tested work just fine.”

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