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Google releases Chrome for iOS

Google releases Chrome for iOS
Google has released its Chrome web browser for iOS devices
Google has released its Chrome web browser for iOS devices
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Chrome allows tab and bookmark syncing with the use of a Google ID
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Chrome allows tab and bookmark syncing with the use of a Google ID
Chrome for iOS also features address bar search
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Chrome for iOS also features address bar search
Tabbed browsing makes an appearance in Chrome for iOS
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Tabbed browsing makes an appearance in Chrome for iOS
Chrome allows tab and bookmark syncing with the use of a Google ID
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Chrome allows tab and bookmark syncing with the use of a Google ID
Chrome's Incognito mode works just like its desktop versions
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Chrome's Incognito mode works just like its desktop versions
New tabs contain thumbnails of most-visited web pages in Chrome
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New tabs contain thumbnails of most-visited web pages in Chrome
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Chrome running on the iPhone
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Chrome running on the iPhone
Chrome running on the iPhone
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Chrome running on the iPhone
Chrome running on the iPhone
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Chrome running on the iPhone
Chrome running on the iPhone
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Chrome running on the iPhone
Chrome running on the iPhone
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Chrome running on the iPhone
Chrome running on the iPhone
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Chrome running on the iPhone
Google has released its Chrome web browser for iOS devices
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Google has released its Chrome web browser for iOS devices
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It has been a busy week for Google, but alongside the unveiling of the Nexus 7 tablet, Nexus Q streaming media player and providing more details on Project Glass, the search giant still found time in its diary to release Chrome for iOS, bringing features such as Incognito and tab syncing across devices to owners of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or later.

Unfortunately, due to Apple's restrictive policies on third-party apps, Google Chrome is restricted to using a slower version of the website rendering engine Webkit than Safari, thus resulting in a less speedy overall experience than we might have hoped from the typically lightning fast browser. In addition, Chrome cannot be set as the default iOS web browser - at least, not until a Jailbreak extension such as Browser Changer is updated to incorporate the new browser.

Still, it's not all bad news, and those users willing to take a moderate hit in perceived browsing speed will appreciate some compelling features in the form of Incognito Mode, tab and bookmark syncing across devices (with the use of a Google ID) and address bar search.

Chrome is a free download at the App Store.

Source: Google

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