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Google Chrome Hitting iPad/iPhone Today

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Google Chrome's finally hit iOS...

Google Chrome hit the App Store today, available for download across all iOS devices.

The browser app syncs all bookmarks and credentials linked to a Google account. The newest (and coolest) addition to the new version of the browser is that it will even sync tabs across different platforms.

I’ve only had a few minutes with Chrome on iOS, but it runs smoothly and is quite slick in terms of switching back and forth from tabs. It’s nice to see some competition on the iOS platform in terms of browsers, although I’ll need some more time with Chrome to see if it’ll dethrone Dolphin on my iPad.

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    nikorr , June 28, 2012 11:05 PM
    Great! -> :D 
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    Anonymous , June 28, 2012 11:22 PM
    Funny, I cannot get chrome for my phone running Android, yet it hits the iOS market for all current devices? Wow...
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    math1337 , June 28, 2012 11:42 PM
    VutvutFunny, I cannot get chrome for my phone running Android, yet it hits the iOS market for all current devices? Wow...
    iOS 4 and older devices probably miss out.
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    queenweb , June 29, 2012 12:43 AM
    I have it on my Galaxy S2 and it works very well
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    balrogthelunchbox , June 29, 2012 1:12 AM
    math1337iOS 4 and older devices probably miss out.

    VutVut here, decided to register just to reply back. :) 

    It is out for all iOS devices able to support 4.3, in other words, 3gS+ and all current iterations of the iPad as well I believe. Quite a sizable device pool. I understand why most Android devices do not have Chrome available to them and that the iOS version is nothing more than a wrapper over the Safari browser, but none the less it does seem odd to me. Chrome should have worked on a better API than the current structure it uses for ICS, plus the lack of flash is appalling, and add onto that the fact that it requires constant hardware acceleration so that it can sync, it is still dreadful for the Android market. So instead of focusing on and resolving these issues, they decide to rather put time and effort into iOS support. =/ I don't know, I am just disappointed with the Chrome team.
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    livebriand , June 29, 2012 2:31 AM
    I have it on my Nexus and it works quite well. That said, on iOS, isn't it just a wrapper for Safari? (even though both use webkit)
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    fb39ca4 , June 29, 2012 3:11 AM
    Yay more Safari user interfaces!
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    fb39ca4 , June 29, 2012 3:13 AM
    There should be a proper chrome port for jailbroken devices.
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    eddieroolz , June 29, 2012 2:16 PM
    More ways for you to leak your privacy!
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    ap3x , June 29, 2012 2:49 PM
    balrogthelunchboxVutVut here, decided to register just to reply back. It is out for all iOS devices able to support 4.3, in other words, 3gS+ and all current iterations of the iPad as well I believe. Quite a sizable device pool. I understand why most Android devices do not have Chrome available to them and that the iOS version is nothing more than a wrapper over the Safari browser, but none the less it does seem odd to me. Chrome should have worked on a better API than the current structure it uses for ICS, plus the lack of flash is appalling, and add onto that the fact that it requires constant hardware acceleration so that it can sync, it is still dreadful for the Android market. So instead of focusing on and resolving these issues, they decide to rather put time and effort into iOS support. =/ I don't know, I am just disappointed with the Chrome team.


    Lol, if you don't like the lack of flash on IOS devices wait till you get a load of Android JellyBean. No flash support and Adobe is officially pulling flash from the store.
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    soo-nah-mee , June 29, 2012 5:01 PM
    Yay!!! I can use my iPod for surfing the web finally. Safari was abysmal.
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    ojas , June 29, 2012 8:25 PM
    I still find opera to be smoother, even though i liked chrome for iOS.
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