Chrome Browser for iOS Getting Improved Translation, Google Lens and Maps Features

Google today outlined several new features available for or coming to the Chrome app for the iPhone and iPad, including deeper integration with Google Maps, Google Calendar, and Google Lens.

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Chrome for iOS now uses AI to detect addresses on webpages and show a location directly on a mini version of the Google Maps app in Chrome, so there's no need to swap apps to see map-related information about a search term.

Google Calendar events can be created directly in Chrome without needing to swap apps. Chrome users can press and hold on a detected date and choose the option to add it to Google Calendar. The Chrome app will automatically create and populate the calendar event with time, location, and description.

Google has expanded the translation functionality in Chrome, and it is now possible to highlight a specific passage and long press to get a translation right in the Chrome Browser.

With upcoming deeper Google Lens integration, Chrome users will be able to use the camera to search new pictures and pictures in the camera roll to identify plants, translate languages, and more. The Lens icon will show up in the Chrome on iOS address bar.

Chrome for the ‌iPhone‌ and the ‌iPad‌ can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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lazyrighteye Avatar
13 months ago
Google on my iPhone? Nah.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
13 months ago
What about RAM usage? Has that been fixed? Also, Google Chrome is known to be draining the battery life.

I think I'll just stick with Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
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Yammabot Avatar
13 months ago
Like inviting the foxes into the hen house! No chance.
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13 months ago
Add all the features you want, but until you add privacy, that’s a no from me.

Duck, duck, duck, Google, you’re it!!!
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ericg301 Avatar
13 months ago
No reader mode, no ad blocking. no thanks.
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Aston441 Avatar
13 months ago

Google on my iPhone? Nah.
The only thing worse than Apple is Google. If Microsoft still made a phone OS I'd use that. Shame there's no realistic alternative to the Apple vs Google world.
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