Google Takes Chrome Experiments Into the Mobile Arena

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 16, 2012

If you've never seen it, it's worth taking a look at Google's "Chrome Experiments" site, which functions as a kind of sandbox for showing off what web technologies such as HTML5, Canvas and WebGL can do. Some of the experiments are quite flashy, such as this WebGL water simulation, and this graph drawing experiment. As Forbes notes, the Chrome Experiments site is also now tuned for mobile devices, probably with Google's Nexus tablets in mind.

You can find out more about Chrome Experiments for Mobile in this video.  Google launched the original Chrome Experiments site all the way back in 2009, not long after ramping up the Chrome browser itself. The announcement post said:

"We will update the site regularly and promote the best projects as Featured Experiments. So, if you have an idea for a web browser experiment, please build it, make it sparkle, and submit it."

It's wise of Google to translate these experiments to new types of mobile experiences. The Google Nexus tablet will compete with the iPad, but will compete more closely with the Kindle Fire from Amazon. Amazon has been more focused on digital content delivery for its tablets than on cutting-edge new graphical experiences, so Google has an opportunity to differentiate its tablet. And, it's likely that some of the mobile Chrome Experiments will produce ideas that can translate to the Android platform, too.