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Google Chrome for iOS Updated with Voice Search, Faster Page Reloading

chromeGoogle has updated its Chrome browser app for iOS to version 27, adding conversational voice search capabilities that were introduced at Google I/O and later deployed in the desktop and Android versions of the browser.

Voice search, which is already possible via Google’s Search app for iOS, can be accessed in Chrome through a microphone bar that has been added to the top of the keyboard.

The update also includes faster page reloading on slow connections along with bug fixes and stability improvements
Improved voice search!
- Say what you want and get results back without typing
- Faster voice recognition with text streamed on the fly
- Get answers spoken back to you with web results tailored to your questions

Faster page reloading
- Pages reload faster even when the network is slow or unavailable

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

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Posted: 17 months ago

Haha made my day!
Safari is so old fashioned. Shame on you Apple for I am forced to use it as standard.
Apple has the same attitude as M$ with InternetExplorer.
I'd bet a lot of money that chrome is exactly the browser Ive would have liked to see for iOS.
Clean, simple, fast.


I like Chrome but I think we have different definitions of the words, clean, simple and fast.
Rating: 12 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Best iOS browser keeps getting better.
Rating: 10 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
But still nowhere near as good as safari.
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
I can't believe Nitro has been out for so long now and Apple still hasn't figured out how to allow third-party apps to use it.

Oh wait, they probably have, but want all third-party browsers to be inferior so people use Safari. :P

And the "security" argument doesn't hold water. Apps are sandboxed anyway, so a hole in nitro isn't going to let you get very far anyway.
Rating: 6 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
This is me: *Sees update for Chrome in App Store, hits update, loves the new features*

This goes on for all updates for Google Apps :)
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
With the help of the jailbreak I made Chrome my default browser and bought Nitrous. Absolutely perfect.
Rating: 5 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago

I can't believe Nitro has been out for so long now and Apple still hasn't figured out how to allow third-party apps to use it.

Oh wait, they probably have, but want all third-party browsers to be inferior so people use Safari. :P

And the "security" argument doesn't hold water. Apps are sandboxed anyway, so a hole in nitro isn't going to let you get very far anyway.


there's really not much to figure out, the jailbreak community pretty much established that it's simply a matter of enabling it for use outside of safari

it's market control obviously. i'm just surprised that no one has put forth a case against them as was put forth against microsoft years back with internet explorer
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Chrome just keeps getting better and better. This is a very welcomed update, they are streets ahead of apple in this area.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Best browser in the game.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 17 months ago
Great!! Probably updated to try even more attempts to dial out and 'sniff' about my system.

My 'Littlesnitch' Application will probably go into meltdown with the 'Update'.

Why does Chrome try to sneak about my system and try to 'Update', when the App is not in use and supposed to be closed...?

Happens all the time and also whilst writing this post...
Rating: 3 Votes

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