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Google starts fighting back from inside iOS

0. phoneArena 15 Aug 2012, 19:32 posted on

We knew this day was coming from the moment we saw Google post the how to about forcing iOS into opening links in Chrome rather than the system default, and Safari. The first Google app has taken advantage of this method, Google+...

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posted on 16 Aug 2012, 09:25 1

50. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


I thought google had something to do with technology. How am I off topic?

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 10:58 1

56. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


wow I just got a warning from PA for using the f word, but I bet no one get warned for using "sheep" get outta here

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 20:13

62. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


You don't know better until you try it. I use to love Apple only until I tried something else. I still have respect for Apple, I can't make an iPhone, but if you aren't my parents, then you generally like Android better due to the fact you can actually configure everything to "your" liking, not there's.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 20:55 3

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 6336; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I think its good effort on Google part. The ball is at apple's court, apple your move!

Apple options 1) iSue 2) iDestroy 3) iWin

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 20:56 5

17. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Google should help Samsung on software fight against iOS.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 01:11 1

36. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


they dug themSELVES in that mess. Google told them not to make it so similar. (not that I agree with apples bogus lawsuit)

besides Google has Motorola to worry bout ;)

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 20:59

18. joey_sfb (Posts: 6336; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


They already did. Who do you think provide all the intelligence gathering. Prior art examples. Creditable witness to discredit the soar apple.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:09 3

20. joey_sfb (Posts: 6336; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


one iTroll busy giving everyone a thumb down. LOL!!!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:54 4

24. MISTER.H (banned) (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


I wonder what's wrong with those iTroll today, there on a march. Or angry or pissed.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 00:48 3

33. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


One iTroll with 2 phonearena accounts lol

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:40 3

22. JunkCreek (Posts: 407; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


whatever os u use, google stills.
heheheh.

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:48 2

23. paulyyd (Posts: 338; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


Zomggg links opening up in the chrome browser. iOS is doomedzz

Lol Sounds like your making this into a bigger deal than it really is. Like usually.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 00:49 1

34. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


I think thats just how you perceived it in your head. Everyone else just thinks its funny that Google thought of this.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 10:34

54. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Who said anything about doom?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 22:25 3

25. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Google, FTW!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 23:35 1

27. rudlie (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Trojan Horse!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 23:47 6

28. balathegame (Posts: 5; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


trojan ?? only trojan existing in moile world stephen ELOP !!

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 23:51 3

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


LOL! :D

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 01:34

39. android8 (Posts: 23; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


Google produces one of the best softwares in world. It would be difficult to survive for any OS player in market without using them.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 03:48 1

44. notor (unregistered)


I would like to comment here that Google Chrome has very low performance as compared to Apple Safari on iPhone . I just checked the browsermark & sunspider on iPhone 4!

for Chrome Browsermark - 28362 ,
for Safari Browsermark - 50441

& sunspider for Chrome - 11976ms
& sunspider for Safari - 3620ms

SO ITS UP TO YOU TO DECIDE WHICH TO USE!!
Also the performance will even go further with iOS6, also some new features are also coming up.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 16:39

57. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I had never tested out Browsermark before, just ran it on my Galaxy Nexus (running JB) in Chrome and got 98,632. Sunspider was 1904ms

So, as I said in the article, anyone that interested in Chrome and Google should probably be on Android anyway. Maybe iOS users won't care so much about what Google does.

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 16:46

58. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Woo! 111,412 on the Nexus 7!

Of course, I also just noticed you ran it on an iPhone 4. Anyone out there have a 4S for comparison? Maybe even someone running iOS 6 beta?

I've heard the iPhone 4S on iOS 6 beta can crack 100,000 on browsermark in Safari.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 05:37

66. notor (unregistered)


Yes, iPhone 4s has browsermark of 109145 with iOS 6 beta 1& sunspider of 1751.3
However the question here is how does chrome performs on iOS & that is below power so we have to wait a little till the performance is also at par with safari on iOS

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