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Chrome for iOS Updated with Improved Google App Interoperability, Fullscreen iPad Support

chromeGoogle has updated its Chrome app to version 28, adding improved "interoperability with other Google Apps," which means links to YouTube, Maps, Google+, and Drive can now be opened in their respective apps rather than in the browser. According to Google, additional app integration will be added in the near future.

With version 28 of Chrome, Google introduces a new feature that is designed to speed up page load times and reduce overall data usage, which is being sent out to users on a rolling basis.

The update also includes improvements to voice search, fullscreen capabilities on the iPad, access to browser history, and bug fixes.
What's New in Version 28.0.1500.12
- Interoperability with other Google Apps. Option to open links for YouTube, Maps, G+ and Drive in the app instead of the browser.
- Enhancements to voice search. Text-to-speech for all variations of English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Korean. Toolbar controls are always available when using voice search.
- Fullscreen on iPad.
- Data cost savings: Reduce data usage and speed up page load times. View data savings in Bandwidth Management settings. This feature is being rolled out and will be available to all users over time.
- Access to browser history.
- Stability / security improvements and bug fixes.
Chrome is a free app that can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 14 months ago
If only I could set this to my default browser...
Rating: 9 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
I was really waiting for this one.

Seems Chrome has some bug fixes for iOS7 too. ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
How about that official Music All Access app we're waiting for?
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

One thing I like about google is how they offer their services to anyone. Look at all the google apps for iOS - imagine if apple were the same way. There would be iWork, iLife, and Safari apps for android with cross platform iCloud sync.


They make 95% of their revenue from advertising. Apple does not. They offer these apps to iOS to monetize the users there, they aren't benevolent.
Rating: 3 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
If I use Google products, I'd still like true integration with iOS, i.e. clicking on a google map link in Safari opening Apple Maps, instead of webapp.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

What needs to be improved?


it's a petty comment but the chrome and drive icons don't match the cleanliness of the standard google app and google maps for example. they just took their standard icons and slapped them on black backgrounds with a gradient instead of actually designing something that fits the look/shape of the icon.

it's just lazy designing on their part and leaves me a bit miffed.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
One thing I like about google is how they offer their services to anyone. Look at all the google apps for iOS - imagine if apple were the same way. There would be iWork, iLife, and Safari apps for android with cross platform iCloud sync.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

So it opens links with the apps Eric Schmidt wants you to use, with support for other apps "later". Insert your own "Google is open!" joke here. :p

You can easily leave them to open in browser, as is the default case. That's still more options/control than Apple's app provide.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago
who uses chrome anyways, safari is way better, safari is deeply integrated, chrome will never be able to achieve that.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 months ago

Wrong thread, but yes, that's definitely a plus, and something Google needed to address for their iOS app once Apple got that feature.

That's definitely my bad, had both threads opened and mistakenly posted in the wrong one.
Rating: 1 Votes

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