May 24th, 2010 publishUpdated   Jun 24th, 2010, 11:22 am

[Update]: Someone’s made a Firefox version of the plugin you’ll need on the browser side of things. You’ll need to grab that from here. You’ll use the same APK as before, though.

If you were one of the lucky users to receive Android 2.2 to your Nexus One over the air (or if you were lucky enough to get the leaked version working perfectly fine on your device), then you’ll want to download Chrome to Phone.

This pair of plugins (one is for the Google Chrome browser, and the other is an app for Android) enables you to do what Google demonstrated during last week’s Froyo keynote: pushing web pages directly from your browser to your Android phone instantly. As their Google Code project describes (and as it was described at Google I/O), it uses the newest AppEngine server along with Android 2.2’s new Cloud to Device Messaging service to make this possible.

  1. http://code.google.com/p/chrometophone/downloads (make sure Settings->Applications->Unknown Sources is checked). Note that this application requires Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) or later.
  2. Start the Google Chrome to Phone Extension application on the phone.
  3. Choose the account to register with (this must match the account you sign in to with Google Chrome to Phone Extension on the desktop).
  4. Click on “Register Device” to register your phone with the Google Chrome to Phone Extension service.

Try it out for yourself and let us know how you like the feature.

[via TechCrunch]