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Google Chrome has arrived on Android, but is it coming to iOS too?

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Google Chrome has arrived on Android, but is it coming to iOS too?
The release of Google’s Chrome Beta for Android is a huge milestone - not just because Chrome has been growing in popularity at an astonishing rate, but also because it brings a sense of unification between your personal computer and mobile device. Actually, that’s one of the best features of the Chrome Beta release - being able to almost instantly have the tabs you have last worked on your computer on your mobile device.

But as important as the Chrome release is for Android (ICS to be perfectly precise), will we ever see it arrive on iOS?

“It’s a tough question for us,” Google SVP of Chrome Sundar Pichai told MG Siegler of TechCrunch.

The crux of the problem is the limitations Apple has enforced on iOS. For instance, on one hand, Google would like to use their V8 JavaScript engine - something that’s just not possible. On the other, though, there’s WebKit, the open-source layout engine, that is used by Apple too on its Mobile Safari browser. This is to say, that it will be relatively easy to deliver Chrome on iOS.

So overall, it seems that it’s not yet certain whether Chrome will be brought to Apple’s platform. Even if it is - it won’t be the exact same browser you see on ICS, but rather a kind of a repainted Safari. And that’s not a bad thing if you look at the awesome UI of Chrome now, is it?

source: parislemon

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