Google Chrome lands on iOS (including iPad)

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Jun 29, 2012
  1. Anon10W1z
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    The req's include iOS 4.3, so iPhone 3G and below and iPod Touch 3G 8GB and below are all unsupported.

    Also: Google Drive is out for iOS, joining Google Chrome. @yusuo Thanks for confirming!
     


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    Google Drive is out for ios as well now, just downloaded them both and both sync with my desktop pc perfectly.

    Means all my bookmarks and photos are accessible where ever I go now. I do like google lol
     
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    I wasn't sure if Google Drive was new or not. Thanks for confirming! :)

    I can also confirm Chrome on iOS exists because I have it. :P
     
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    Wonderful! Now Google can invade my privacy even more!
    Time to dig into the .ipa file!
    > :D

    I'll report back once I rip it apart.
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    Edit: 6/29/2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ma6-H7yGOc
    Here's a video for the basic looks of it ^ (Audio didn't record)

    One con I noticed is that there is only a .com button; there is no "Push and Hold" for .net/org/gov etc.
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    As of ripping apart the IPA surprisingly Google seems to have cut back on a few things.
    The only "privacy invasive" scripts are the ones found in most apps. (E.G. Take info from camera.app; appstore.app safari_web.app etc)
    And of course Chrome stores stuff for ads.
     
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    this. probably everytime you open it it will gather data from every app you have, every text you've sent, every dirty picture youve taken to Better Help You With Your Browsing Experience.
     
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    Most definitely. I used to use Chrome, until I took an arro-- Erm. ;|
    I used to use Chrome, until Google Changeds its Privacy Policy :\
     
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    Seriously dude?
     
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    Seems like a good Safari replacement to me.

    EDIT: Oh god the icon is the ugliest thing on the face of the planet. >:U Who uses a black background? Bah.
     
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    ...and just like that Safari disappeared into one of the many folders never to be seen or used again.

    Anyone try it on iOS 6 beta 2? I'm hoping for no crashes .__.
     
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    Chrome master race is now iOS. :P
     
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    Yea don't you just hate that? Having to see adverts that actually might interest you rather than random crap? Search form porn --> Look at porn --> Google shows me more porn.

    Moar porn!
     
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    This is great. I finally have my tabs on my phone, Mac and iPad.

    Though, note this: This browser won't be any faster than Safari. It's basically just a new UI for Safari. One of Apple's App Store rules is that any other web browser has to Apple's WebKit engine. So that's what Google is doing.
     
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    I'll be awaiting the results.

    *cough* hippies *cough*
     
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    This.

    Google has made me incredibly cynical with their products and search engine with all the privacy violations.

    Better to be safe than violated
     
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    Examples?

    Like, concrete examples of shit actually happening, not "I don't like this wording, it scares me".
     
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    1. Google has done more for internet privacy then you will ever achieve in your life. - not trying to sound harsh but..
    2. If you want something kept private you dont put it on the internet, period. The internet was designed for sharing and copying.
     
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    Really? I'd love to hear more about it.

    I don't mean that to challenge you, I'm just genuinely curious
     
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    Just downloaded! So far it's great. Much better than safari on iOS.
     
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    That's pretty fascinating. I heard that the best web browser for Windows is Google Chrome. For IOS its pretty unusual IMO.
     
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    I've used Chrome to input my details into at least 10 sites, including various debit/credit cards (a couple of which were my dad's business ones [legitimately, I didn't steal them v: ]) and I/we've never had any problems of identity theft or plain old actual theft.
    I don't see the problem with Google, sure they use your details to improve their stuff, but they never do anything else with it, other than what they say v:
     

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