• Google Chrome now available for iOS

    If you use Google Chrome as your browser you'll be happy to hear that Chrome is now available for iOS.
    All the award winning features are included including full sync of all your bookmarks and open tabs from your desktop PC or other devices that are synced to Chrome.

    Browse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.

    So grab Chrome from the App Store here and get Chrom'ing!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Google Chrome now available for iOS started by Treatz View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Supa_Fly's Avatar
      Supa_Fly -
      Definitely a VERY sweet application! The fit & finish that this app brings, along with sweet gestures ... almost makes me want an Android phone (SGS 3, Ion, X) ... almost.

      At the rate that Android is progressing and with Glass in roughly 2/3yrs time marrying the experience I'm wrestling beyond the bliss I have with accessories and seamlessness with OSX - why am I clinging onto iOS? Just a thought considering yesterday's events, today's Chrome and playing with SGS3 first hand.
    1. howard's Avatar
      howard -
      Installed Chrome last night. For some reason I couldn't find it on my phone but I was able to download it via iTunes on my computer (probably an OS 6.0 thing).

      Anyways, I ran some test and it appears Chrome is slightly slower than Safari. When I run SunSpider I see scores of around 1800 with Safari while Chrome scores around 7000.

      Of course, while scores don't lie not all webpages are 100% javascript. I grabbed by stopwatch and loaded up a couple of websites. I don't notice much difference on smaller websites but on big ones there's generally about a 20% difference in speed.

      Of course speed isn't everything. While Safari is a great browser it's not that great when it comes to changing settings. You have to go back to the main menu, choose settings and then change the Safari settings.

      This is where Chrome's menu button comes in. You can change your settings from within Chrome. Want to start a private browsing session? Just hit menu and start a new Incognito Tab.

      Another addition is Chrome Sync. Now you can view the same tabs you were viewing on your computer (or Android device). Don't forget that Chrome is now the world's most popular browser.