Voice Search Coming Soon to Chrome for iOS

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Google has announced plans to roll out an update to the iOS version of Chrome that will enable voice searching. The feature will function similarly to Siri on the iPhone, requiring a tap on the microphone to bring up the interactive search interface.

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Touch the microphone, say your search query aloud and see your results (in some cases spoken back to you), all without typing a single letter. Try these queries with the update (coming soon to the App Store):

- "How many miles from San Antonio to Dallas?"
- "What's the weather in Rome?"
- "Who stars in The Internship?"

Google currently includes voice search in its Google Search app through Google Now integration and has also begun offering conversational voice search with the release of Chrome 27.

Google notes that the upcoming iOS update will also bring faster reloading of web pages in addition to implementing an option for third party apps to open links in Chrome and then return back to the original app. The update will be available "over the coming days."

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97 months ago

Chrome on iOS is pretty pointless IMO unless Apple adds settings that allow you to change the default browser system-wide (something I have trouble understanding how it's not legally required, especially in the EU).


Why would they legally have to let you? It's not like there isn't competition. You do not have to purchase a device with iOS on it. You decide to do so. By purchasing an iOS device you are willing giving away your freedom to use a different browser. Want to chnge your browser? Go android.

If you are saying this because of the Windows issue. That was different because there wasn't and still really isn't a big competitor for windows on the desktop/laptop. iOS isn't even 50% of the market. Windows was over 90%.
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Chrome on iOS is pretty pointless IMO unless Apple adds settings that allow you to change the default browser system-wide (something I have trouble understanding how it's not legally required, especially in the EU).
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97 months ago

I like Chrome and it's interface, but without access to the same Nitro Javascript engine as Safari, it's pointless.


if you're jailbroken, check out Nitrous
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I like Chrome and it's interface, but without access to the same Nitro Javascript engine as Safari, it's pointless.
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