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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: [Android] Chrome Content Shell
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:38:34 GMT
I played around with it this afternoon and I got it to build.  The
score on html5test has it right on par with my desktop chrome for the
most part.  That being said, there's a lot of problems with it, such
as the footprint.  It currently weighs in at 16 MB.  It'd be cool if
we could use it as a library with the uses-library in the Android
manifest, but I think we're still stuck with the stock browser if we
want things to just work.

So, while it may make for a cool tech demo, using Chrome for Cordova
is a long ways off.

It's nice to have something that compiles though, even with a minor tweak!

On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM, Anis KADRI <> wrote:
> I was going to try it out but last time I checked it needed a good ubuntu
> machine to compile (didn't work on OSX). At any rate, remember that it
> would have footprint of ~30Mb. I think it is worth the effort too. I would
> look into it if I had the pre-requisites.
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Jarrod Overson <> wrote:
>> Us folk on the sidelines want to know what's going on with using Chrome's
>> content shell on android too. Seems to be tracked here:
>> That issue made me assume that it wasn't possible yet without effort on the
>> chrome/chromium side.
>> --
>> Jarrod Overson
>> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
>> > Hey
>> >
>> > I know that I brought this up before, but I'm wondering what's going
>> > on with Chrome Content Shell, and whether we can start looking at this
>> > as an option for having a WebView on Android that sucks less than the
>> > current one that we have access to.  It's kinda weird having PhoneGap
>> > only score 253 on HTML5 Test when Chrome is now stock.
>> >
>> > Anyone tried this out? Does it build? Is this horribly off-topic?
>> >
>> > Joe
>> >

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