Chrome for iOS

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  1. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    App info is currently processing and/or the app is not yet fully available for sale on the US App Store.


    Downloading now!
     
  2. backtothis

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  3. Varking

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    Looks great on the new iPad.
     
  4. jeffyg3

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    Meh. Looks fine on the iPad, but it's a bit slower than safari. It doesn't help that it just uses Safari's core engine and it uses the older versions of nitro and the java engine. Definitely not worth the download. Hopefully Google will release Crome for ios using it own engine like Opera does in the future, for now I don't think it's worth keeping.
     
  5. pbb76

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    Its OK. Syncing options obviously the big draw (as I use Chrome on the work laptop and gaming PC), but disappointed that there is no dedicated bookmark bar.

    Bookmarks are there (and sync'd) just a pain that its 3 clicks away.
     
  6. DistantJ

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    Cool to see they've done this. Kind of a shame that iOS doesn't let you change the default browser; Safari will always open any links you 'click' on inside other apps.
     
  7. yegon

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    It's this that bugs me the most, far more than speed and it's not default. I use a variety of macs, pc's, phones and tablets so it's great to have one browser that fits all but the absence of bookmark bar, gah! There's an argument it makes sense on phones with small screen but not on a 9.7 display. 3 taps for a bookmark is silly. Before someone says "it's only three clicks!", multiply that by the 100 times you flip between pages in a day.
     
  8. Varking

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    Doesn't Apple limit what other browsers can do? Also, the draw isn't the speed right now, its the syncing. I guess you wouldn't get that though.
     
  9. fybaton

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    Chrome seems nice and clean, which is cool but I wish you could use extensions like the desktop version.

    I've been using a mix of Mercury and Safari and they're both pretty good. Mercury is a bit cluttered but it's more like Firefox and I like that.
     
  10. kentz19

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    Wow! Nice apps!


    The features are cool just by seeing it in the picture.


    Can it also be downloaded in android phone?


    Thanks!:)
     
  11. kioshi

    kioshi Well-Known Member

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    This already got the 1st spot in free apps for iOs. Good for Chrome users, for the rest not so much I guess, I like Atomic Web Browser but I feel Safari got speedier than Atom after OS 5 or 5.1 or whatnot. Or at least equal.

    Chrome is available for Android devices running 4.0 aka Ice Cream.
     
  12. Varking

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    Some Cydia tweaks ad gestures, full screen by tapping three fingers, making Chrome the default browser and having all links open in Chrome rather than Safari. Also another one adds a tweak to change the keyboard to the default Safari keyboard.
     
  13. timedblades

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    It's certainly another move by Google to try and invade the iOS space, but surely Apple will eventually trample them. The only reason I see Apple keeping Chrome is to prove Safari's superiority by comparison
     
  14. Varking

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    This is a silly statement. The only reason that Safari is currently superior to Chrome is because Apple does not allow, on iOS, browsers to blow Safari away. It limits what is allowed. This is why people on iOS still think that Safari is awesome.

    Apple requires all browsers that render content on the device to render them via webkit so that Apple can control what is downloadable and what is not. It isn't just a wrapper of Safari, as Safari has enhancements to the Javascript engine where the JIT compiles JS as native code thus giving Safari better performance. This "tweak" has major security implication though. Since Safari itself is a native iOS App, and one that Apple has full control over, this is why Safari has access to such tech and this is why Safari, and ONLY Safari can get these enhancements.
     
  15. Som yung gai

    Som yung gai Well-Known Member

    I too, have these:)
     
  16. That's one Chrome Looks great on IOS application Thanks for views.
     
  17. anthonyclark

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    Google Search > Chrome

    The title says it all, I enjoy the reader look and feel, and thats really the only time I use my native browser, tried chrome, nothing there for me, uninstalled it, think ill stick to using instapaper and safari (reader) for reading articles/blogs like I've been doing and google search app for finding quick answers to my questions Me: "define satisfied" Google: *satisfied* *contented; pleased.* nice...
     

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