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Google's Chrome browser is now the top free app in the App Store

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Google's Chrome browser is now the top free app in the App Store
Google Chrome has quickly grown to become the world’s most popular browser on desktop, and its growth on mobile devices seems almost equally fast - the browser arrived on Ice Cream Sandwich not too long ago with an awesome interface, and now it’s made its way to the iPhone and iPad on the App Store.

Available for free and sporting the same gorgeous interface, Chrome climbed to the top of the free app ranking on the iTunes in mere hours.

Google's Chrome browser is now the top free app in the App Store
We’re not surprised - after all the browser has some killer features apart from the looks as it comes with full syncing between accounts across devices. All the tabs you have opened along with your history and bookmarks get synced so if you left a website on a desktop, you can pick up where you left off on the mobile version.

source: BGR

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posted on 29 Jun 2012, 03:11 10

1. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

google products top, why am i not surprised?

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 04:37 3

2. Dejavu_LT (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)

I really like chrome on Android. But for iOS it's absolutely suck. Browsermark test on ipad2: safari (105 000), chrome (52000). And yes, it's twice slower, it's lags as hell. I hope some updates will bring good performance :)

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 04:54 4

4. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)

well...its brand new....obvoiusly its not 100%, just like chrome for ICS was beta for about 6 months

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:32 2

8. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

Because thanks to iOS limits and closure, google cannot use JavaScript V8, but only the s**tty UIWebView.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 12:08

10. itiswhatitis (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)

nope i tested on my ipad 3rd gen .. n it load faster than safari..i tried it on several websites and chrome loads much better and faster!!

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 04:53 1

3. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

For android isn't that fast either, Opera and Maxthon are faster by miles.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 08:22

7. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

Maxton FTW, Probably the most underrated Mobile browser out there. That browser's speed is top notch. . .

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 06:23

5. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Only thing that might be faster than it now is the new Firefox and the new Dolphin, but since Chrome came out of Beta on Android, it's recieved a speed update as well, I believe. Either way, I'm using Chrome because I really want the tab and bookmark sync.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 07:38 1

6. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Its the first edition why wouldn't it lag nd have issues but it being # one shows how badly iPhone users want Google software on there devices... wasn't I just reading about app loyalty haha

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 10:30

9. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)

Yep Apple is going to ban it because they know it's better than Safari.

posted on 29 Jun 2012, 12:12

11. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 469; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)

wish it would run on GB

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 18:35

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

... It's out on iOS before Gingerbread? Google's logic baffles me sometimes

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 19:45

13. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

iOS6, now with more Google.

like always.
people THINK they want an iphone, but they really want the functionality of android.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 10:33

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Using Chromium on linux mint, great browser

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