Do you want the Google Chrome dinosaur in the Android home? The widget is coming
Dino, the cute t-rex who appears on Google Chrome in offline mode, will soon be able to occupy another space. In our hearts it is already there, but soon it will also approach the eyes and fingertips, moving directly to the home screen of android smartphones. The 9to5google colleagues, in fact, investigating the browser code have noticed some changes just made that prove how Mountain View is working on the introduction of a widget dedicated to Dino Run also on Android or site https://dinorunner.com/.
Curiously, this is something that has already existed on the iPhone for some time, or since the introduction of iOS 14 with the appearance of widgets as a central novelty. The option will initially be hidden in the chrome: // flags panel and can be enabled with the # enable-dino-widget-android command.
Regarding the operation, it is easy to expect that it will be the same found in the iOS counterpart: the widget should be nothing more than a shortcut to directly reach the chrome: // dino page on the browser without the need to be offline, and from there start then to to play.
Chrome Widgets as they appear on iOS, including Dino's
However, we know that with Android 12, which we tested, all the aesthetics of the new operating system will be overturned by the new guidelines of "Material You", and even the widgets could be affected therefore by this general change, perhaps with a more colorful approach. and dynamic: there is therefore the possibility that those of Chrome, including this one dedicated to Dino Run which has yet to be introduced, present changes in this sense, and that the final appearance could therefore be different from that on iOS, perhaps with the ability of the widget background to adapt to the dominant color of the theme chosen for the device.
How to play with Google's dinosaur
It is impossible that you have not seen it at least once. It will have happened to everyone to be without connection and groped to open a web page and see the cute Tyrannosaurus Rex appear in front. Some even switch to offline mode on purpose just to play this pastime.
The aim of the game is to earn as many points as possible by setting new personal bests. It is a dinosaur that will have to run and avoid the cacti and birds that will gradually arrive faster and will add up in spurts of the game and alternating between day and night.
Play from a PC, smartphone or tablet
To start the game from your computer, you don't necessarily have to remove the Internet from your device or go offline. Simply open Google Chrome and type:
chrome: // dino /
Now you need to press the space bar (if you are from a PC) or touch the screen (if you are from a smartphone or tablet). At this point the dinosaur will start running towards the cacti that must be avoided. You can jump using the space bar in the computer version but it is advisable to use the up and down arrows, since it will be necessary to duck to avoid the eagles that come from above.
For those who access the game from mobile, however, the game will start by touching the T-Rex that will jump only when you touch the screen. In this case, however, there are no eagles and therefore there is no need to duck to dodge them.
Again, you don't have to be without an active Internet connection, but you can play Google's dinosaur game as many times as you want!
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