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This article was published on July 24, 2014

Chrome Beta for Android updated with Material Design tweaks and simplified sign-in

Chrome Beta for Android updated with Material Design tweaks and simplified sign-in
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Google updated its Chrome Beta for Android app today with Material Design elements and “simplified sign-in,” which gives users the ability to have their log-in credentials submitted for Gmail, Maps, Search and other Google websites automatically.

With the latest version installed, you can dive into the Menu – located in the top right hand corner, with three dots stacked vertically – followed by Settings and the option ‘Sign in to Chrome.’ Google will also remember your password for multiple accounts if more than one is stored on your device.

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“In addition to having your accounts a click away, your bookmarks, passwords, and other Chrome stuff will be kept in sync across your devices, using the account you choose,” the company added in a blog post.

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If none of this sounds particularly enticing to you, Google is also promising some visual tweaks that incorporate its new Material Design language. This isn’t the full-blown revamp expected for ‘Android L‘ later this year, but a tantalizing glimpse at what’s to come. Download the update now if you’re curious.

Read Next: 9 principles Google created for its colorful ‘Material Design’ UI refresh / Google is rolling out a new Material Design-inspired version of Google Play for Android

Chrome Beta for Android [via Blog Post]