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Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad

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Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad
It’s been rumored for a while, but today Google is officially announcing the Chrome browser for the iPhone and iPad. There had been some question as to whether or not Google would bring their popular browser to iOS, since they would be unable to implement some of their secret sauce, like their customer javascript engine.

It appears that Google does indeed want to bring Chrome to your iOS devices, and they demonstrated what they expect will be their killer feature – the ability to sync across devices. They demonstrated both iPhones and iPad accessing the pages open on other devices, and even signing in to The New York Times on an iPad, despite it being the first time the demo had been run on that unit (because your sign in credentials are also synced).

The app should be available in the Apple App Store later today. So we ask you iPhone and iPad users – are you excited about Chrome coming to you, or are you happy with Mobile Safari?


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posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:46 10

1. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Interested to see in my ipad..

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 12:50 1

2. cranzie44 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


I will need to experience it before I can give my opinion but I do use it on my laptop.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:01 5

3. frustyak (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


So, let me get this straight - Chrome will be available for iOS, but not for the majority of Android users (Chrome is still ICS-only. Gingerbread users need not apply). Doesn't that seem a bit strange?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:33 6

9. jove39 (Posts: 1204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Upgrade your phone to ICS.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:40 4

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3643; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It isn't exactly that simple...

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:45 3

16. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


root & flash.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 00:09

26. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


yep! jus root your phone and flaSH A STABLE ICS ROM

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:05 3

4. Fallout09 (Posts: 409; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Not really.... Google already has our money.... and with Apple moving away from Google Maps this can inject another revenue stream from ads.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:09 5

5. frydaexiii (Posts: 1156; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Not like it'll make a huge difference, they still can't set it as a default browser. Have fun copying and pasting urls

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:19 3

6. slaggyb (Posts: 165; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Google gradually moving away from flash... Making chrome the default browser for nexus 7 means no more flash support..... My blackberry playbook is still the best out there and got the best mobile browser on any tablet so far besting even the so called new ipad in html5 test...

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 00:10

27. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


but.. in android one can change the default browser..
firefox,dolphin hd, opera have flash support

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:27 2

7. Zumo911 (Posts: 22; Member since: 02 May 2012)


does it come with flash!!!!! no

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 00:17

28. Sangeet (Posts: 225; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


and does 'Safari' come with flash? no
So if anyone owns an Ipad and would want to use a browser say chrome they would be switching from a Non-Flash browser to a Non-Flash Browser, will that make any difference? Again, NO

So atleast think something before making a comment

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:29

8. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


This is great news for iOS users but it's still pretty disappointing that Google is taking care of it's Gingerbread users especially when a large percentage of Android users are still on Gingerbread. This will hopefully be way faster than Safari!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 20:21

23. Mitchel (Posts: 228; Member since: 25 May 2012)


Safari is very good browser for iPad, but it's inferior than Google Chrome when it comes to functionality..

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 13:45 5

11. kirholstov (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


It will be great, if only it won't crash every 10 min like Safari does

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:09 6

12. good2great (Posts: 1033; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


looking forward to this... thanks Google :-)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:49 3

13. kirholstov (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Posted this comment from my iPad, already using Chrome)) like it ) much faster than Safari!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 14:59 2

14. Fallout09 (Posts: 409; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Did someone just go though and give a "Thumbs Down" to everyone? Was it an upset fandroid doesnt want izombies get to use his beautiful chrome or a mad isheep who doesn’t want an alternative google made browser on his idevice?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:21 1

15. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


You're right, I noticed and went on ahead and gave everyone a thumbs up.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 18:21 1

19. jove39 (Posts: 1204; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Like the idea of izombies...gonna write to fpsrussia to use this name ;)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 19:07

22. MISTER-H (banned) (Posts: 87; Member since: 28 May 2012)


Hahaha iZombies Lmfao....

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 16:25

17. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 200; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


im surprised apple is allowing the browser in their app store because it directly competes with iOS features. I'm a android user but I do have a iPad3 for doing limited tasks like web surfing and netflix. Chrome is my default browser on my nexus so it will be interesting if you can sync credentials and other info between the two platforms.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 16:32

18. HTCFreak (Posts: 148; Member since: 17 Jul 2010)


It's really awesome! I love it! :D

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 18:31 1

20. good2great (Posts: 1033; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


It's not that awesome guys.... It's ok but very buggy especially on this site

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 18:55 2

21. reccatyo (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


There's incognito mode in chrome. If you know what i mean. :))

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 21:17

24. greathero1 (Posts: 442; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Got it and love it!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 21:55 1

25. rudlie (Posts: 182; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I'm not explore more about the other features but the benchmark result of chrome ios was lower than safari ios. if you test with html5test, the chrome still using ios webkit, not a native browser.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 06:26

29. slaggyb (Posts: 165; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Its funny cos adobe just annouced the will never be flash support for andriod jelly bean . From now until august 24th the will be no more flash plugin in the play store so andriod users better stick with gingerbread or those already running icecream sandwich should just forget about updating to jelly bean if you are indeed a flash lover....just saying

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