Google Will “Definitely” Release Chrome Browser For iPhone This Year [Report]

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Chrome is in beta on Android, and it's coming to iOS, too. (Image courtesy of Wired.)
Chrome is in beta on Android, and it's coming to iOS, too. (Image courtesy of Wired.)

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  • Kye Alan Russell

    Lol, screw ‘analysts’. How does one analyse that.

  • Storm van der Merwe

    The latest release of Google+ on iOs is pretty cool, dontcha think?

  • Luis Garza

    You do realize that all browsers on iOS are just shells for Apple’s webkit installation, right? Nobody is allowed to bring their own engine in, because of security reasons….at least that was the way things where when Dolphin first arrived on iOS…has anything changed?

  • Conrad MacIntyre

    Assuming this is true, I’d bet 10-to-1 that Chrome’s installed base grows faster on iOS than Android. http://bit.ly/MgDFZO

  • grouver

    @
    Kye Alan Russell the way an analyst does that is … 

    step 1: lick your finger
    step 2: put your hand up with finger extended
    step 3: note the direction of the wind
    step 4: put your hand down and write some utterly uneducated guesstimation of a topic that you almost don’t understand yet you believe to know enough about. 
    On a related note, good luck to Google but the mobile version of Safari is arguably the best browser there is and that does include the mobile version of Chrome. Oh and did I mention that Safari NEVER crashes … something you can’t really say about Chrome at this point … Also Safari has reader which is absolutely amazing. And the really annoying things about Safari … Chrome can’t really do much about them because there is no public API to allow for direct Facebook posts, plugin installs etc. 
  • None

    What’s important that isn’t mentioned here is that you can’t make any browser default on iOS like you can on a desktop or Android. If you get a email, calendar details, reminder, follow a link in an app, etc. it will always open in Safari. This is similar to how Microsoft won the early 90’s browser war and Apple’s Safari will always have a good percentage of control on iOS because of this. Until you can make another browser default it will be hard for the likes of Chrome iOS to be as dominant as it could be.

  • Andrew John

    Yeah, like I want another google tracking app on my device. Now the safari JavaScript exploit has been closed, googles looking for another way to get their grubby little hands on your information. Good luck with that.

  • baby_Twitty

    Yeah, like I want another google tracking app on my device. Now the safari JavaScript exploit has been closed, googles looking for another way to get their grubby little hands on your information. Good luck with that.

    Absolutely agree. 

    Never gonna trust evil google. I’ve stop using Google Chrome.
    The latest Safari already out perform Chrome on my Mac OSX and has better stability.
  • ApplePr0n

    Sorry. One reason why I can’t stand Android phones is because the Web browser is clunky at best. Safari is buttery smooth and I won’t lose that