Chrome for iOS gets updated
This entry was posted on Friday, August 24, 2012.
Google Chrome is one of the few Google made products that even the staunchest Apple fanboy can't criticize outright. With an innovative interface and a sense of polish seldom found in most mobile browsers, the Chrome app didn't take too long to hit the top of the app download charts in the App Store.
Google has now decided to update its browser for Apple devices, and brings in a few crucial changes to the impressive app. Chief among them is the ability to share content to social networks such as Google+ and Facebook.
Social sharing is one of the rare features in which Google's Android operating system easily trumps Apple's iOS. With the ability to share absolutely any content from practically anywhere across a device, Android seems to know its social networking basics. Google has tried to bring in a sharing system in its Chrome for iOS that is extremely similar to its default Android offering.
Of course, the familiar limitations of iOS still encumber Chrome again. Apple doesn't allow 3rd party browsers to use their own page rendering engines in iOS, and that is a crippling blow to one of the Chrome (for Android) app's greatest strengths - its speedy engine. The Nitro engine that powers Apple's own Safari is inaccessible to other apps without a jailbreak. Moreover, there's no way to stop iOS from opening every single link with Safari by default. Nevertheless, the Chrome app makes the best with its lot, and is surely worth a shot!
The change log from the App Store is as follows:
"What's New in Version 21.0.1180.77
Share webpages via email or G+, Facebook, Twitter
Stability and security improvements
Many bug fixes addressing user feedback"
You can check for the update in your iPhone or iPad if you already have Google Chrome installed, or else you can choose to download it from the App Store here.