Google Launches Chrome To Phone App

Google has launched a new application which allows users to send links and text snippets from their Chrome desktop browser to their Android handsets in an instant.

Tech news site CNET explains that the Chrome to Phone application from Google requires two installations and a Google account in order to work. Users' smartphones must also be run on the Android 2.2 operating system.

First users would have to install the Chrome Extension for their browser and then download application from the Android Market to their phone.

Google does not provide a QR code or a direct link to the Android application, meaning that users would have to look for it manually.

Google has also released a Firefox add-on, Fox to Phone, which offers similar functionality.

When the application is downloaded onto the phones, it first gives users a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the app. The application then links the Chrome to Phone Google account with the Chrome Extension account.

Users can configure the application to open the links directly or notify them when they receive a new link.