Google Chrome Beta for Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Some good news for Android lovers are here… Google recently released the Beta version of Google Chrome for Android. Unfortunately, this one is only for the Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 users and will be available in a select few countries (United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil).

Still having Google Chrome on Android will be a great thing considering the Chrome Sync feature enabling the users to bring their personalized settings from the desktop version of Chrome. Some of the main features included are:

  • Browse fast with accelerated page loading, scrolling, and zooming
  • Search and navigate directly from the omnibox
  • Gesture feature to switch tabs, with unlimited tabs
  • Open and switch between unlimited tabs in an easy-to-view stack
  • Sign in to Chrome to sync your bookmarks and view tabs you have open on your computer
  • Send pages from desktop Chrome to your smartphone or tablet with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline
  • Browse privately in Incognito mode

The specifications of the application are:

  • UPDATED: February 7, 2012
  • CURRENT VERSION: 0.16.4130.199
  • REQUIRES ANDROID: 4.0 and up
  • CATEGORY: Communication
  • SIZE: 16MB
  • PRICE: Free
  • DOWNLOAD: Chrome

ICS Beta 2 Release for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

Update!!!
After the first beta release, xda developers are back with the beta2 release of Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 Beta 2 for Samsung Galaxy S GT i9000.
Warning: This release is only for the International version of SGS GTI9000
Any one interested in installing the beta2 ROM on their devices can download the ROM & Kernel from here.
In case your phone is not rooted, you need to root it first. (Warning: Rooting as well as installing this ICS update will void your warranty)
In order to install theICS you need to first ensure that you have the latest superuser 3.0.6 installed on your rooted device. You can get the superuser from here.
Once you have downloaded the superuser and copied it to the root folder in the sdcard, switch off your device, enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Power off and Home key at the same time. Then, navigate to the “Install zip from sdcard” option. In this, navigate to the “Choose zip from sdcard” option and select the Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip file and flash it.
Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 Recovery Mode Screen Capture
Next, copy both the rom and kernel files to the root folder of your phone and do as follows:
If all the above instructions are followed correctly, you should be able to run ICS Beta 2 smoothly on your device.

ICS Beta1 for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000

The most recent development in the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is that XDA Developers have been successful in releasing the Beta update for Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000.
 
Warning: This release is only for the International version of SGS GTI9000
 
Any one interested in installing the beta ROM on their devices can download the ROM & Kernel from here.
 
In case your phone is not rooted, you need to root it first. (Warning: Rooting as well as installing this ICS update will void your warranty)
 
In order to install theICS you need to first ensure that you have the latest superuser 3.0.6 installed on your rooted device. You can get the superuser from here.
 
 Once you have downloaded the superuser and copied it to the root folder in the sdcard, switch off your device, enter into recovery mode by pressing the Volume Up, Power off and Home key at the same time. Then, navigate to the “Install zip from sdcard” option. In this, navigate to the “Choose zip from sdcard” option and select the Superuser-3.0.6-efgh-signed.zip file and flash it.
 
 
Next, copy both the rom and kernel files to the root folder of your phone and do as follows:
If all the above instructions are followed correctly, you should be able to run ICS smoothly on your device.

INTERNET EXPLORER 9 KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

VIEWING AND EXPLORING WEB PAGES
To do this
Press this
Display Help
F1
Toggle between full-screen and regular views of the browser window
F11
Move forward through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar
TAB
Move back through the items on a webpage, the Address bar, or the Favorites bar
SHIFT+TAB
Start Caret Browsing
F7
Go to your home page
ALT+HOME
Go to the next page
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Go to the previous page
ALT+LEFT ARROW or BACKSPACE
Display a shortcut menu for a link
SHIFT+F10
Move forward through frames and browser elements
CTRL+TAB or F6
Scroll toward the beginning of a document
UP ARROW
Scroll toward the end of a document
DOWN ARROW
Scroll toward the beginning of a document in larger increments
PAGE UP
Scroll toward the end of a document in larger increments
PAGE DOWN
Move to the beginning of a document
HOME
Move to the end of a document
END
Find on this page
CTRL+F
Refresh the current webpage
F5
Refresh the current webpage, even if the time stamp for the web version and your locally stored version are the same
CTRL+F5
Stop downloading a page
ESC
Open a new website or page
CTRL+O
Open a new window
CTRL+N
Open a new InPrivate Browsing window
CTRL+SHIFT+P
Duplicate tab (open current tab in a new tab)
CTRL+K
Reopen the last tab you closed
CTRL+SHIFT+T
Close the current window (if you only have one tab open)
CTRL+W
Save the current page
CTRL+S
Print the current page or active frame
CTRL+P
Activate a selected link
ENTER
Open Favorites
CTRL+I
Open History
CTRL+H
Open Feeds
CTRL+J
Open the Page menu
ALT+P
Open the Tools menu
ALT+T
Open the Help menu
ALT+H
WORKING WITH TABS
The following table describes shortcuts used when working with tabs.
To do this
Press this
Open links in a new tab in the background
CTRL+click
Open links in a new tab in the foreground
CTRL+SHIFT+click
Open a new tab in the foreground
CTRL+T
Switch between tabs
CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Close current tab (or the current window if tabbed browsing is disabled)
CTRL+W
Open a new tab in the foreground from the Address bar
ALT+ENTER
Switch to a specific tab number
CTRL+n (where n is a number between 1 and 8)
Switch to the last tab
CTRL+9
Close other tabs
CTRL+ALT+F4
Toggle Quick Tabs (thumbnail view) on or off
CTRL+Q
USING ZOOM:
To do this
Press this
Increase zoom (+ 10%)
CTRL+PLUS SIGN
Decrease zoom (- 10%)
CTRL+MINUS SIGN
Zoom to 100%
CTRL+0
USING SEARCH:
To do this
Press this
Go to the search box
CTRL+E
Open your search query in a new tab
ALT+ENTER
Open the search provider menu
CTRL+DOWN ARROW
USING PRINT PREVIEW:
To do this
Press this
Set printing options and print the page
ALT+P
Change paper, headers and footers, orientation, and margins for this page
ALT+U
Display the first page to be printed
ALT+HOME
Display the previous page to be printed
ALT+LEFT ARROW
Type the number of the page you want displayed
ALT+A
Display the next page to be printed
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Display the last page to be printed
ALT+END
Specify how you want frames to print (this option is available only if you are printing a webpage that uses frames)
ALT+F
Close Print Preview
ALT+C
USING THE ADDRESS BAR:
To do this
Press this
Select the text in the Address bar
ALT+D
Display a list of addresses you’ve typed
F4
When in the Address bar, move the cursor left to the next logical break in the address (period or slash)
CTRL+LEFT ARROW
When in the Address bar, move the cursor right to the next logical break in the address (period or slash)
CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Add “www.” to the beginning and “.com” to the end of the text typed in the Address bar
CTRL+ENTER
Move forward through the list of AutoComplete matches
UP ARROW
Move back through the list of AutoComplete matches
DOWN ARROW
OPENING IE TOOLBAR MENU:
To do this
Press this
Open the Home menu
ALT+M
Open the Print menu
ALT+R
Open the RSS menu
ALT+J
Open the Tools menu
ALT+O
Open the Safety menu
ALT+S
Open the Help menu
ALT+L
WORKING WITH FEED, HISTORY AND FAVOURITES:
To do this
Press this
Add the current page to your favorites (or subscribe to the feed when in feed preview)
CTRL+D
Delete browsing history
CTRL+SHIFT+DEL
Open an InPrivate Browsing window
CTRL+SHIFT+P
Open the Organize Favorites dialog box
CTRL+B
Move selected item up in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
ALT+UP ARROW
Move selected item down in the Favorites list in the Organize Favorites dialog box
ALT+DOWN ARROW
Open Favorites Center and display your favorites
ALT+C
Open Favorites Center and display your history
CTRL+H
Open Favorites Center and display your feeds
CTRL+J
Open and dock the Favorites Center and display your feeds
CTRL+SHIFT+J
Open the Add to Favorites menu (or open Subscribe to feed when in feed preview)
ALT+Z
Open the Favorites menu from the menu bar
ALT+A
Display all feeds (when in feed view)
ALT+I
Mark a feed as read (when in feed view)
ALT+M
Put cursor in Search box in feed view
ALT+S
EDITING:
To do this
Press this
Remove the selected items and copy them to the Clipboard
CTRL+X
Copy the selected items to the Clipboard
CTRL+C
Insert the contents of the Clipboard at the selected location
CTRL+V
Select all items on the current webpage
CTRL+A
Open Internet Explorer Developer Tools
F12
USING INFORMATION BAR:
To do this
Press this
Move focus to the Information bar
ALT+N
Click the Information bar
SPACEBAR