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Chrome now used by 1.5% of iOS users, 3 weeks after release

0. phoneArena 19 Jul 2012, 06:41 posted on

Chrome for iOS was released only 3 weeks ago, but is already used by at least 1.5% of iPhone and iPad owners. That is quite good considering the relatively short period the app has been available for...

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posted on 19 Jul 2012, 06:46 2

1. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


I used chromium since i am using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS as OS, so far it's a very great browser.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 07:40 5

2. clevelandiskindacool (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Chrome on iPad is great, so many great features that Safari is currently lacking. My only gripe is that iOS will not nor ever let it become the default browser.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 02:04 1

15. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


yes, but dumb restictions of Apple dont allow you to open any link in your email with your browser.....you should buy far far far better Android, just facts:
1)http://goo gl/ZuTmL
2)http://goo gl/VpAC1 (this is how Siri really works :-D

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:03 6

3. tahnik (Posts: 133; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


R.I.P Safari......

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:20 2

4. hung2900 (Posts: 793; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Im using it on the new Ipad. Great browser. However it has the same problem like Android version: not really smooth scrolling, thought quicker than Safari. Scrolling on stock ICS browser is still the best.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 08:38 2

5. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i feel the same way... i'm sure down the road apple/google will polish the hell out of it...

i cant say its better than safari at this point...

i uninstalled it until the next major update is released.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 02:05

16. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


smoothness is one of less important thing if you need to work.....features working well with one or two stutters is far far far more important

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:05 2

6. Chiddu (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


At this point Safari is better than because it is smoother than Chrome for iOS.
Both of the browsers using the same engine(Safari's).
Only the overlay(UI) is changed.
Chrome is sluggish on my iPod Touch 4g, but Dolphin browser is a lot better compared to Chrome.
I'm waiting for next update that make it to run smoother.

posted on 20 Jul 2012, 02:07

17. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


so according to your logic table is better because it is smoother :)

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 09:06 1

7. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


It's a good browser... but 20 megs is one hell of a footprint considering the size of other well-received browsers like Dolphin, Maxthon, Skyfire, etc. So far, I haven't found a reason to leave my old xScope yet.

How is it that the big names like Chrome, Opera (Mobile), & Firefox are all well upwards of 10-20MB, while 3rd party devs are providing a pleasurable browsing experience with under 5MB?

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 12:06

8. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


How is this calculated?
Just because a user has an app doesn't necessarily mean they use it as their main browser.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 14:29

9. retrokick (Posts: 16; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


Agree... back in the day when I still used BlackBerry, I had Opera because it was a better browswer -- but rarely used it because the stock browser could handle most things I used it for. Although if Chrome is anything on mobile like it is on the computer, they'll become very popular very quickly.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 15:18

10. The_Innovation (Posts: 556; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Did you know that Chrome could be even faster? But Apple doesn't allow it.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 15:22

11. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I know I'm the minority, but I prefer Opera for my browsing needs: desktop and mobile. Right now on my Android phone, I use Opera Mini and it's a great because as a Sprint customer who only has access to 3G speeds, when I'm not on Wi-Fi, Opera Mini does great on 3G speeds. Though once I upgrade to a more capable phone, I'll probably check out Chrome for Android, since I do plan on upgrading to an Android phone with 4.0 ICS preinstalled.

-EDIT- And just to add, my friend who is also a Sprint customer and who happens to own an iPhone 4 says that he uses Chrome as his default browser instead of Safari.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 15:26

12. The_Innovation (Posts: 556; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Wait for an Android phone with 4.1 Jelly Bean preinstalled instead. You will not regret it.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 15:58

13. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


I was looking at getting a Galaxy Nexus, mainly because I know Nexus devices get OS updates faster and not to mention, the Samsung GS3 and HTC EVO 4G LTE look ugly to me. I'm kind of hoping that Motolora Photon Q device that PA reported on comes out before my upgrade in September because I would really hate to lose my QWERTY keyboard.

posted on 19 Jul 2012, 19:58

14. The_Innovation (Posts: 556; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Well the Galaxy Nexus isn't "that" expensive. It's $350 without a contract. You can get that now then later get something better for $200 with a contract. You can sell the Nexus for around $200 and you'll come out even.

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