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Google Chrome to finally makes an appearance on the iPad, iPhone

While there may be a bit of bad blood between Apple and Google these days (witness the removal of Google Maps in iOS 6 and the removal of "Google" from the search box in Safari), Apple still has a little bit of love to dish out to its hardened foe.
 
The Verge and AnandTech are reporting that Google Chrome will finally make an appearance on iOS devices starting today. This means that fans of the popular browser will now be able to sync their accounts from their desktop/notebooks computers to their iPads and iPhones to simplify the browsing experience.

 
According to The Next Web, Tab and Credentials syncing are all there, along with Incognito mode. The big downer, however, is that Apple still reserves Safari as being the default browser in iOS -- that means that links clicked from within emails or other applications will open Safari every time. However, we're sure the jailbreak community will fix this "problem" within hours of its release.

Now here's an interesting tidbit. Google Chrome is currently only available for use on devices running Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich". As of June 1, Ice Cream Sandwich represents just a 7.1 percent share of the entire Android OS market. However, Chrome for iOS "only" requires a device running iOS 4.3 or higher. That means that nearly 100% of current iOS users will be able to use Chrome.
 

You can download Chrome for iOS here.

In other browser news, it was recently revealed that Firefox "Junior" will soon be heading to the iOS App Store.

Sources: The Verge, AnandTech, The Next Web



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RE: 7% of Android devices have 4.0?
By kleinma on 6/28/2012 3:22:29 PM , Rating: 2
It isn't the fact that it was released in October, it is the fact that there are tons of android devices only 2 years old that people are still using that will just never, ever be upgraded to ICS. It isn't googles fault, it is up to each mfgr to release it, and then the carrier has to sign off and push it out. The only way is if they root the device and install a custom rom which most people are just not going to do, don't know how to do, or don't even know what a ROM is. Google is just going with the fact that most people only keep their devices for 2 years, and will migrate over to ICS with their next upgrade. This is exactly why Apple demanded to have control over the update process, and why Microsoft is taking control back after the crap they saw with WinPhone 7's initial release. WinPhone 8 is going to allow users to upgrade right from MS with updates, at the expensive of voiding your support with the carrier (I don't think it voids the hardware warranty, but you can't get "help", if one would even call it that, at the carrier stores or on the phone from them.)


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