Chrome for iOS Updated with Fullscreen Browsing on iPhone and New Printing Options

Tuesday April 9, 2013 12:11 PM PDT by Juli Clover
chromeGoogle has updated its Chrome browser for iOS to version 26, adding full-screen browsing on the iPhone and iPod touch, new printing options, and the ability to save webpages as PDFs to a Google Drive account.

When scrolling down with full screen browsing, the toolbar at the top of the screen will disappear for more reading real estate. Scrolling back down will cause the bar to reappear.

Printing webpages via the Chrome app can be accomplished via Google Cloud Print or Appleā€™s AirPrint, and PDF versions of websites can be saved to Google Drive.
What's New in Version 26.0.1410.50
Fullscreen for iPhone and iPod touch
-Scroll the toolbar off the screen to enjoy the full page of content.
-Quickly re-access the omnibox by scrolling back down.

Printing
-Print web pages with Google Cloud Print or AirPrint.
-Save any page as a PDF to Google Drive

Stability / security improvements and bug fixes
Chrome is a universal app that can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 21 months ago
Now if only Apple would let me set Chrome as my default browser w/o having to jailbreak...
Rating: 7 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Now if only Apple would let me set Chrome as my default browser w/o having to jailbreak...


It would be nice if they let it run on its own engine.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Printing just needs to die.


It can be very useful when printing postage labels. Buy postage online, print it thru Google Print if I'm not at home. Now I have the ability directly from my iPhone/iPad, even away. I find this very convenient. Airplay is restricted to being on the same wifi.
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

It would be nice if they let it run on its own engine.


That is very dangerous. Giving them access to Nitro is also dangerous. Both allow you to run unsigned code.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
Just more of a reason for me to keep using it
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Is this the first release without WebKit?

No, browsers on iOS have to use Webkit.

@ar3ar2: It is not the end user that they are really afraid of but rather the sites that end user might be tricked into visiting through social engineering. That is what makes it a security vulnerability.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
I've been using Chrome as my primary browser on iPhone.

Safari is lacking, 8-tabs limit, still no omni-search bar, although it got snappier. :p
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago
best experience you can currently get with chrome is when iPhone is jailbroken. Set chrome as default, and download Nitrous!!!!
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

Save any page as a PDF... why can't safari do this!!??

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i had no idea there was an 8-tab limit...

Fair enough... I guess I might be of the minority which usually have 20+ tabs open. :D
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 21 months ago

That is very dangerous. Giving them access to Nitro is also dangerous. Both allow you to run unsigned code.


Please don't tell me you actually believe a theory made by some random developer.

The reason Apple does not allow access to Nitro is not to protect you, but to protect iOS from you. That is, they don't want to make it make it easy for you to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone.

Apple does not care about security as much as you think. Just look at the vulnerabilities they fixed in 6.1.3. I quote

1. A local user may be able to execute unsigned code
2. A local user may be able to determine the address of structures in the kernel
3. A local user may be able to change permissions on arbitrary files
4. A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code in the
kernel


4 out of 6 vulnerabilities deal with local users, as in the owner of the device, getting higher privileges or running code. That's not a security threat, unless you consider the owner of the device to be a malicious hacker.
Rating: 2 Votes

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