Why doesn't the Android OS have a system wide "Forward" button?
I find it too easy to hit "Back" (in a browser kind of way) forgetting that there is no "Forward" to correct my mistake.
Do you mean in the Chrome browser? Because it is not there in other browsers, and I don't see it as a system button
Somewhat related (but non-Chrome) https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/51638/android-privacy-browser-with-forward-button
There is a way to go forward for updated version of chrome in android. I verified on my Android 4.4.2 (device Nexus 4 but I doubt device matters)
Open a link and tap back. Then press settings button you will see a forward arrow enabled. If you haven't tapped back the arrow is disabled
Can you provide a new reference or more explanation of why these changes were made just so that the answer will still be relevant? The link doesn't seem to point to a valid page anymore :(