Google has invested heavily in recent months in developing a version of Chrome for Android feature phones, something that would make a big difference in emerging markets such as India.
However, the search giant’s browser (which just recently won a new version for Android ) seems to end up not getting a special version for the most basic phones – which would even have a redesigned version of the game Dino. Runner adapted to other screen sizes.
The information matches recent requests to change Chrome code to remove the touchless feature, thereby excluding most references and files associated with the special browser version.
However, a small chunk of Chrome code still remained, which may indicate that another Google browser-based project is expected to move up very soon, focused on feature phones.
There is also evidence of the removal of such codes from Chrome’s internal database, reiterating that Google has in fact archived this project.
The project’s withdrawal took several technology fans by surprise, seeing that a prototype of the app had already been functionally developed on a Nokia feature phone.
It is important to remember, however, that Google is investing in KaiOS, so it would not make much sense to invest in an Android platform for the cheapest phones.