Google has just announced that Chrome is coming to the iOS App Store later today for iPad and iPhone at Google I/O 2012. Chrome on iOS looks superficially identical to the Chrome we've seen on Android for some time now, this is very exciting news for those wishing for an alternative to Safari and a way to get Chrome sync working across iOS devices as well. I'm unclear if this is using something other than mobilesafari internally for rendering or Chrome's V8 for JavaScript. 

We hope to play around with this later today when it goes live on the App Store. 

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  • EnzoFX - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    What is with that picture?
  • Tipsfromthecloud - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    Yep pretty red, wonder why?
  • Super56K - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    Maybe Chrome for iOS has Instagram built into it.
  • Tipsfromthecloud - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    This is great news.i can't wait to hear your review on the app. Hope this is a sign of greater collaboration between Apple & Google returning. So many good things could happen!
  • neodoru - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    That's chorme on ipad :). It's exactly what the article is about, lol!
  • eanazag - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    I was hoping for a Chrome or FireFox on iOS. I do use Chrome Sync. How close will it be to desktop Chrome? Will it support the same kind of web apps in the desktop browser.

    And the number 1 question - can you run more than nine tabs?

    Okay, and number 2 question - does it downgrade images like Safari? Like on the Retina display iPad. I'm in agreement with Anand's gripe about the downgrading images in Safari.

    I thought of the 3rd question; does it sync your open web pages, so someone can pick up where they left off from device to device?

    I think Safari should let you choose based on connection type or speed, whether it downgrades web images. The beautiful screen goes mostly untapped in iOS. The interface looks better, but that does equate to actual usage often enough. I'm done on my iOS rant.
  • Paedric - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    Chrome on Android can open more than 9 tabs, I guess it will be the same on iOS.
  • cyabud - Friday, June 29, 2012 - link

    Yes you can open more than 9 tabs - I managed 23 before I got bored. I thought the limit in Safari for iOS was 8 tabs (at least on an iPhone). And yes it does sync pages across devices.
  • stotticus - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    Any word on Flash support?
  • jamyryals - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    Flash isn't supported on android in Chrome, so that's a big no.

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