Google releases Chrome for iOS

 

Posted by: Brett

Well it’s been what seems like an eternity, but Google has finally pulled through and released Google Chrome for iOS. The original Android version, which only supports Android 4.x,  just shed it’s beta status yesterday at Google I/O. What’s ironic about Chrome for iOS is the fact that it supports more software versions than the Android version. Due to presumed hardware / software limitations, the Chrome for Android app only supports the latest release of Android (4.0 and up), while the iOS app supports all the way back to iOS 4.3 and later.

The iOS version is everything you’d expect from Chrome. This application is a must have for power Chrome users as it sync with Google Chrome on your desktop and other iOS device so you can view tabs that are open on your other iOS devices or your desktop, as well as bookmarks which are also synchronized.

Although the Javscript performance may not be as fast as the built in Safari browser due to limitations put in place by Apple and the fact that you can’t make it your default browser, it still works superbly, you should not think twice about downloading Chrome for iOS if you’re a regular user of the desktop version.

Source: App Store

Browse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.

Search fast
• Search and navigate fast, directly from the same box. Choose from results that appear as you type.

Simple, intuitive experience
• Open and quickly switch between an unlimited number of tabs. On your iPhone and iPod touch, flip through tabs the way you would fan a deck of cards. On iPad, swipe from edge to edge to switch tabs.

Sign in
• Sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and omnibox data from your computer to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Pick up right where you left off.
• Send pages from Chrome on your computer to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline.

Privacy
• Open a tab in Incognito* to browse without saving your history. To learn more, please visit: http://goo.gl/WUx02

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