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Rumor has Google Chrome coming to iOS this quarter

0. phoneArena 15 May 2012, 15:53 posted on

Google Chrome has made a big splash in a relatively short time in the desktop market, and although it is only available for Android 4.x devices right now, it also quickly placed itself in the upper echelon of Android browsers...

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posted on 15 May 2012, 16:00 1

1. good2great (Posts: 1040; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


lol... Google is business... no loyalty to android or apple...

it'll be interesting to see how this browser works out for the iphone i really dont like safari...

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:05 3

2. JcHnd (Posts: 81; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oh cool... so it's going to iOS... but not coming to the rest of android devices that dont have ICS? nice move google!

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:06 5

3. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


I would like to see Chrome stay away from an android competitor, but its only fair for the poor sheep using the iPhone to get a top of the line browser, even though they've probably been brainwashed from Safari being on everything from their macbook/iPhone/iPad

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:26 2

5. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


It's purely business, Cwebb. Google doesn't sit in their cubicles complaining about iOS or Apple and thinking of ways to childishly destroy a company. Instead they are doing the smart thing, and they are making money off of Apple by doing this, IF they do it (it's a rumor afterall). You're worried about your personal preference, while Google focuses on being a business and making money/expanding their market.

posted on 15 May 2012, 18:31

13. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Its to save money kid beta for Android top of the line for iOS same as Google+.

posted on 16 May 2012, 01:44

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


If Apple users are sheeps then believe me,there are millions of sheeps out there....

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:11 1

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


If it is released, Safari will become history but I would rather have it remain an Android exclusive.

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:34

6. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 182; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


If Google conducted business in such narrow-minded ways, then you wouldn't see Chrome on Mac AND Windows, or any Google apps for iOS, or Google as the default search engine on iOS. Fortunately, the people at Google who know about business tend to handle their business in a [mostly] mature manner. Let's leave the business decisions to the ones who know how to run one.

posted on 15 May 2012, 18:22

12. sprockkets (Posts: 1316; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


So why is google navigation still only on android then.

posted on 16 May 2012, 15:28

22. remixfa (Posts: 14080; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


why are NONE of Apple's creations on another platform then?

posted on 15 May 2012, 16:46

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


On my Laptop and PC, I use Opera. :)

posted on 15 May 2012, 17:17

8. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


The built in chrome-like browser on ICS 4.0.4 is great...I will be surprised if APPLE allows this to happen as they are anti-competitive.

posted on 15 May 2012, 17:31

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


Google is no longer can spying users on safari. Still trying on chrome

posted on 16 May 2012, 15:21 1

21. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That would be an interesting point except Google's "spying" was 1) not actual spying of any kind, and 2) using an exploit in the WebKit code that Google itself had patched 2 years ago, but Apple never adopted the fix.

posted on 15 May 2012, 17:51

10. Yusei (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Hummmmm...Don't think so.

Even if Google want this, Apple will not allow.

posted on 16 May 2012, 08:39

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Apple has begun letting 3rd party browsers into the App Store. To block Chrome would be anti-competitive and draw a lot of scrutiny. Far easier for Apple to just allow it, but keep the policy of not allowing users to set a different default browser (which is still anti-competitive, but harder to get in trouble for that.)

posted on 15 May 2012, 18:21

11. sprockkets (Posts: 1316; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


It's not their webkit code, apple will never allow it. The version of opera doesn't do any computing on the phone either, that's why they allowed it.

Just as google navigation is an android only feature, so should chrome.

posted on 15 May 2012, 21:05

14. stealthd (Posts: 979; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Chrome uses webkit

posted on 15 May 2012, 22:20

16. sprockkets (Posts: 1316; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


But not *apple's* webkit. Both use different javascript engines. Apple forbids downloading code to execute, and that includes web pages javascript.

posted on 15 May 2012, 22:08 1

15. noim1 (Posts: 297; Member since: 15 May 2012)


Why Google ???? Why give away your Browser to iOS ??? WE dont have Safari for Android !!!!

posted on 15 May 2012, 23:00

17. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Why the hell would we want Safari on Android? We've got Chrome, Dolphin and Firefox. Even Android's stock browser is better than that crap.

posted on 16 May 2012, 15:18

20. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Because Apple isn't running a search engine and Google is. It's in the article: Google would do this in order to cut down on Google Search traffic coming from Safari (which Google pays Apple for).

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