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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 japlha on 6/29/2012 10:50:58 AM , Rating: 2
How is not rooting one's phone to apply the latest OS (and potentially bricking and invalidating your warranty) or not demanding that Google or the vendors provide faster OS updates cause one to become an "Android apologist"? It's simply a matter of practicality for me. I have other things to do with my time than worrying if I have the latest OS on my phone.

If it's your hobby or your personality is such that you require the latest OS then fine. Do what is required to force the industry to provide faster OS updates.

I use technology to accomplish what is important for me. If I can reach my goals with an older OS then I'll continue to use it. Or if I can apply a tested and supported update I will apply it even if it doesn't have features I "need". I do work in the IT industry so I enjoy testing new software and features.

If I want to upgrade but none is available then I'll first make some inquiries if one is available or I'll root my device and accept any risks that result from that. However, if I "absolutely" must have the latest OS on my current device and it "absolutely" must be supported then I'll go on my crusade and either die trying or accept defeat.

"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
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