Google just announced the release of Chrome 19 stable version for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame. Apart from bug and security fixes, the most important new featue is tab sync, which I have briefly introduced in my previous post.
And according to Macquarie Group’s research, Chrome browser may land on iPhone and iPad before end of Q2. One of the reasons is that Google is paying Apple a small fee for people accessing Google’s services via Safari on iOS devices. Besides, the success of Chrome on computers and positive feedback received for the Android version makes Chrome for iOS more probable than not to appear.
However, we shouldn’t be to optimistic because Apple may not easily allow Google to launch its famous browser on the mobile platform (Opera did it after trials). Besides, unless the device is jailbroken we could hardly believe that Apple would allow users to change the default browser to Chrome. It may be unjustified to publish Chrome on iOS.
What do you think about Chrome for iOS? Do you want to use Chrome on iPad/iPhone?
(Image and info source: CNET)