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Use Chrome? Love Android? Look Here.


If you’ve got all your gadgets Googled out, chances are you’re rockin’ an Android Phone and browsing the web with Google Chrome. Some of you may not know that your Android obsession can transcend mobile and land directly on your browser… and in your GMAIL! The folks over at ChromeSpot are helping you get your Android on within the confines of Chrome.

If you want to go for pure aesthetics, look no further than Android Theme for Chrome and the Android Theme for GMail. Not only will your browser tabs be ballin’ Android-style, but your inbox will be infiltrated by the little bugger as well:

Yes, that is correct… I have 14,000+ unread E-Mail messages, so when I don’t respond to you instantly, now you know why. I’ve deleted all the subject/senders as you can see, but I’m now realizing that this Black Hole of E-Mail is a realistic symbol of reality.

Other Extensions ChromeSpot recommends for Android Enthusiasts include Chrome To Phone, Android Market Link Converter, SpringPad for Chrome, and LastPass for Chrome. Head on over to their article titled Chrome Extensions for Android Fans for the full list. We’d like to tack on an additional extension sent in to Phandroid by a reader just hours ago: the Phandroid Chrome Extension.

The Phandroid Chrome Extension only does one tiny little thing but it does it very well – it links directly to Phandroid from your browser bar for easy access. I have one main question… why would anyone need this? I mean, everyone keeps at least one Chrome Tab open with Phandroid in it 24/7 right?

If you’re doing anything interesting that mixes Android with Chrome Extensions, please share with us all in the comments!

[Thanks Jared!]

Rob Jackson
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  1. This is ultra old but still cool! Ive been using it for months.

  2. before second. ha ha

  3. Same here, been using them for a while.

  4. Definitely old, but I keep hearing people asking about them. Not only that, there were a few other Android-related extensions mentioned and I was eager to hear from commentors about even more!

  5. i used to use this, but i prefer using the default now. especially with windows aero’s transparency.

  6. Why on earth do you not have Priority Inbox???

  7. Out of curiosity, why doesn’t Phandroid have a mobile site? It would be awesome. I know this is not exactly related to the article, but I figured I would ask.

  8. I would just add Android2Cloud chrome extension and Android app

  9. i use the android browser theme. i’d like to use the gmail theme, but i find the white too painful to look at. like, physically painful to my eyes with all that bright white.

  10. I think @romannurik is creating now new android (honeycomb look) theme for Google Chrome.

    You can see it here http://dribbble.com/shots/106583-A-new-theme

  11. Here is a upcoming Honeycomb theme by Roman Nurik.


  12. @dave cuz they have an official android app in the marketplace.

  13. @Dave it annoys me from time to time. there is the phandroid app, which should serve your needs. however, when you jump from the twitter announcement into the news, the regular site takes some time to load.

  14. wow i found this 2 days ago :P lol

  15. been using it for quite a while, but good post

  16. Deja vu? o.O

  17. Deja vu? o.O


  18. No I do not have Phandroid open 24/7 because you guys offer almost no news during holidays or weekends… sorry but Androidcentral may get it later but they always get it. However, that’s not to say I don’t come on here very often, I have the Google Reader app with Phandroid, just the same xD

  19. The phandroid app runs a huge background running process. No thanks to that. A mobile version like http://m.androidcentral.com would be much better. Now, where is the podcast? The holidays are long gone.

  20. Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllyyyyyyy old news

  21. I actually like the ninja gmail theme better, but the chrome skin is awesome

  22. Does anyone know where to get the background used on the Chrome page, with the Androids along the bottom (displayed in image)? I installed the theme, but it didn’t include the background. Thx! :)

  23. Nice…1-second click to awesomeness!

  24. Cool, thanks! I must be living under the android rock but I’m rocking these themes now!

  25. How do I get this on my phone?

  26. for people posting about that they’ve been using this for months.. I could care less about that.. Its not old news for me and many others as well… so please stop with those useless stupid comments… its retarded…. I hate when people do that just to say they’ve been using it for a long time..

  27. Wow thanks for the heads up on this theme for Chrome. Love it.

  28. I created BitDroid (http://bit.ly/fvI6NA) to easily see your links shortened with bit.ly on your phone. I use this in conjunction with ChromeMUSE (http://bit.ly/9tovDJ). You can also expand and shorten urls with my app.

  29. Make an android gmail theme for smartphones

  30. i love Google! but this is too much. dont want to scare anyone with my obsession of Android. haha.

  31. gmail was very vary useful net work in the world

  32. gmail was the very very useful in the world

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