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Google updates Chrome and Maps apps for iOS

Google has received a considerable amount of praise for its suite of iOS apps – particularly Maps and its Chrome browser. It has now decided to update those two very apps, and has brought in a few improvements in them for all the iPhones and iPads out there.

 

The Chrome and Maps apps have emerged as apps that are serious contenders for being better than Apple’s own Safari browser and Maps apps (in the case of the latter, there isn’t even an argument, given that Apple Maps was a half baked and poorly thought out exercise on Apple’s part).

 

 

The change log for the new Chrome app is as follows:

 

“What's New in Version 25.0.1364.86

 

• Long press on the back button to quickly access any page in your tab history
• Share a web page via Messages

And of course: stability / security improvements and bug fixes”

 

 

As for the Maps app, it has its own change log, and that is as follows:

 

 

“What's New in Version 1.1

* Search your Google Contacts; sign in to have your saved addresses show up when you search for friends and family by name.
* Quickly search for local places by selecting popular categories such as restaurants, bars, cafes, gas stations, etc.
* Choose between Kilometers or Miles for your preferred distance units.
* Note that some features may not be available in all countries.”

 

 

Google Maps’ version 1.1 is a free app like all Google apps, and is available for devices with iOS versions 5.1 and above. Google claims in its App Store listing that it is ‘optimized for the iPhone 5’.

 

Google Chrome v25.0.1364.86 is available for iDevices running iOS 5 and above, and is available in the App Store here.

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