It took a while, but Google has finally crunched its Chrome web browser down for Android smartphones and tablets.

The app has been launched in a beta version for devices running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software, which means a minority of the 250m+ activated Android devices at the time of writing.

“Like the desktop version, Chrome for Android Beta is focused on speed and simplicity, but it also features seamless sign-in and sync so you can take your personalized web browsing experience with you wherever you go, across devices,” explains Google in a blog post.

In a separate post, the company stresses the browser’s support for HTML5 features including “hardware-accelerated canvas, overflow scroll support, strong HTML5 video support, and new capabilities such as Indexed DB, WebWorkers and Web Sockets”.