Pushing from PC to Phone on Google Android 2.2 “Froyo”
While everyone is impressed with the Android OS 2.2 “froyo”, one of the most exciting additions to the Android OS isn’t actually slated to feature in this update of the mobile OS; namely the ability to push apps and music over the air to your Android phone.
However, the underlying framework is present in Froyo, so you can demo this feature on your Android 2.2 equipped phone, using Google Code. Apparently, you can get extensions for the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers that can push URLs, Maps and other data directly to your device using your Google account. This way, you can share data between your phone and PC before you head off for a meeting, or better yet, push interesting data to all your friends using a shared Google account, on-the-move.
How to Push Data From PC to Android Froyo 2.2
- Use your Android 2.2 phone to download the Google Chrome to Phone Extension application here. (Make sure Settings > Applications > Unknown Sources is checked if you’re installing over USB, or use Barcode Reader (highly recommended!) to scan that QR code.)
- Get the Firefox version here.
- In your web browser of choice, log into your Google Account.
- On your phone, start the Chrome to Phone application.
- In the app, add the Google Account you’d like to share with.
- Click on “Register Device” to link your account to the Google Chrome to Phone service.
- Now just open that web browser, and post something you’d like to share directly to your phone by clicking the new icon in the toolbar.
This way you can continue your PC browsing sessions on-the-go, or send the google route you planned at home to the phone so that you can actually use it to navigate rather than memorize the directions from your PC session.