Google Decouples Chrome for Android from Master Auto Sync

Syncing is something that is quite important for the user experience because of the fact that if a certain service is not synced then it would be more or less impossible for the user in question to make use of it outside of a single device. We are living in a modern day and age where people use multiple devices for all kinds of things which means that if a user is unable to sync their data so that they can pick up where they left off from a different device then this means that their user experience is not going to end up being nearly as amazing as they have always wanted it to be.

If you use an Android device then you might be aware of the automatic master sync function that syncs pretty much everything on your phone to the cloud. This is actually a pretty useful feature if you think about it, but the fact of the matter is that Google seems to be decoupling Chrome for Android from this master sync feature so that if you want to sync your Chrome on your Android phone you might just have to do it separately from now on.

One reason behind why Google might want to do this is because of the fact that if you don’t want your photos, contacts and all other things syncing from your phone but at the same time you want your Chrome history to be saved and synced and you want all of your Chrome bookmarks to be available when you log in to Chrome from any other device, under the previous system you would not have been able to do so because of the fact that there was only one option that could allow you to sync everything or do the opposite of that.

Now at the very least the average consumer has a choice in the matter. Chrome is a separate entity in a lot of ways, and it is one app that users are going to want to use on a wide variety of devices so it makes sense that it would have a separate syncing function.

Via: CS.

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