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Gmail for iOS gets an update to play with Chrome

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Gmail for iOS gets an update to play with Chrome
We knew that the update would eventually make the rounds, and it is slowly filtering through Google's iOS software portfolio. First, it was Google+ to be able to open links in Chrome, then Google also updated its new acquisition Sparrow to do the same. Now, it's time for Google's flagship Gmail app to also get the feature. 

Gmail for iOS gets an update to play with Chrome
Of course, the update not only allows links in Gmail to be opened in the Chrome browser (assuming you have it installed on your iOS device (and that you actually prefer it to Safari)), but the update also has the obligatory "bug fixes". Surprisingly, that's the entire update. When the feature came to the Google+ app, it wasn't even listed on the changelog. Sparrow at least bundled the feature with improved IMAP support, but Gmail has really nothing more to add than that feature. 

This just leaves a couple of Google's apps that don't have the option to open links in Chrome. The Google Search app as may not get the option since it is basically a web browser itself. So, we're assuming Google Drive and Google Voice will be next up to get the option (not counting the standalone Google Maps and YouTube that will come with the launch of iOS 6.)

If you want to give Gmail a try, it's available for free in the iTunes App Store

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posted on 07 Sep 2012, 20:17 1

1. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


IOS shouldnt be able to use google for anything seriously!

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 10:05

2. cfprelude (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Seriously!?!?!? Why do u want to punish those of us who have to use iOS...?? Love that google apps are gettIng better on iPhone.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 12:29

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


why? because apple wants to act like they dont need anyone.......especially android so why are they still using googel if they dont need anyone or are soo different from everyone?

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 03:12

6. CypherCross (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)


Why? Because Apple never share and never give android anything so why should google have to give anything to ios?

Apple never give or share, the only take.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 13:52

4. cfprelude (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Clearly they don't feel that way or at least the iOS users don't or there wouldn't be millions of downloads of google products.

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 21:34

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yes im talkin about the company itself tho not the users in particular

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