Google Chrome for iOS gets a Material Design makeover with Handoff support


Chrome's fancy new look on iOS. Screenshots: Google
Chrome's fancy new look on iOS. Screenshots: Google

Google’s Material Design makeover isn’t just for those running the latest version of Android; the search giant is also bringing it to its slew of popular iOS apps as well. Chrome is the latest to get the fancy redesign, and it comes with Handoff support and further improvements for iOS 8.

If you use Android devices as well as those running iOS, you’ll already be familiar with Chrome’s new look. It’s not vastly different to its old one, but it looks cleaner, flatter, and more modern. Although it follows Google’s design guidelines for Lollipop rather than Apple’s for iOS 8, it certainly doesn’t look out of place on an iPhone or iPad.

Even more significant than its new design, however, is support for Handoff, which was introduced to iOS last fall. If you’re running Yosemite on your Mac, Handoff will let you seamlessly transfer webpages from Chrome on iOS to Chrome on your desktop — and vice-versa — and pick up right from where you left off.

So, if you’re reading an interesting article on your Mac before you have to leave for work, you can pick it up on your iPhone with a single swipe up from the lock screen and continue reading on your morning commute.

This update also brings further optimizations for iOS 8 and Apple’s bigger iPhones, Google says, plus more stability improvements and bug fixes. If you haven’t already grabbed it yet, you’ll find it waiting for you in the App Store now.

Source: App Store

Via: Google


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