Google announces Chrome for iPhone and iPad

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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29 Comments

1. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Interested to see in my ipad..

2. cranzie44

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

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

3. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 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?

9. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Upgrade your phone to ICS.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It isn't exactly that simple...

16. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

root & flash.

26. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

4. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

5. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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

6. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 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...

27. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

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

7. Zumo911

Posts: 22; Member since: May 02, 2012

does it come with flash!!!!! no

28. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 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

8. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 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!

23. Mitchel

Posts: 228; Member since: May 25, 2012

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

11. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

12. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

13. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

14. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 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?

15. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

19. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

22. MISTER-H

Posts: 87; Member since: May 28, 2012

Hahaha iZombies Lmfao....

17. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 274; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

18. HTCFreak

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 17, 2010

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

20. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

21. reccatyo

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

24. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Got it and love it!

25. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

29. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 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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