Google Chrome for iOS coming today, anyone care?

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  1. chris

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    I'm curious about Chrome. It's not my primary desktop browser. I stick with Safari due to convenience of syncing bookmarks. I'm willing to give Chrome a try, but not getting my hopes up. (See Gmail app for reasons why that wouldn't be a good idea).
     
  2. Michael Baturin

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    The issue remains (and maybe this is more on Apple's iOS hands) that the iPad has no options for setting a default browser. It can only be Safari. Not sure I blame them - since it is an Apple device and they have a large part to play in the browser game. This makes all other browsers extra work to use - and for that reason I am not a fan of other iOS browsers.
     
  3. chris

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    Completely agree. That's a big one too that I don't see changing anytime soon.
     
  4. Rafagon

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    I agree with you 100%. I just installed it and I really like it so far. Whether I'll ultimately delete it because of the extra work since it can't be the default browser remains to be seen...
     
  5. Rafagon

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    And the icon clashes with the home screen. It looks like Satan in the middle of the Vatican on Christmas Day.




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  6. AZIANAPPLE

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    Did you download Google Chrome from the American version App Store? It's not available in the Canadian App Store.
     
  7. chris

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    Thanks Chris!
     
  9. alamarco

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    I like it, so far so good. The interface is nice and clean and the browsing experience is a good one.

    My one gripe is the keyboard. I don't like how they made it where the period and symbols are at the top. I much prefer the default iOS keyboard. I can't really say which one is better overall, but when the entire OS operates one way you'd like your apps not to deviate from this.
     
  10. fearofnormalcy

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    One plus over Safari: Tabs. This is how tabs should work on a browser.

    Other than that, I'm kinda ambivalent. I'll keep it, but until I get a FULL featured mobile version of Firefox for iOS, I'm just not getting excited.
     
  11. MrMike6by9

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    Chrome has been my default browser on my now dead Vista box and my MBP. It's great to have all bookmarks, etc. on all my devices now.
    YMMV
     
  12. fearofnormalcy

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    Well, if you're jailbroken and want Google Chrome to be your default browser, you can now do so with the "Open With Chrome" tweak on Cydia.

    Totally free, totally awesome. Makes Chrome a much more viable alternative for me now....
     
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    I am a bid confused about bookmark syncing my laptop, iPad and iPhone are syncing bookmarks.
    I tried google chrome it's very fast
     
  14. iphonewarrior

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    You can also set default browsers via another Cydia tweak called, 'Browser Changer'.
     
  15. IceCold357

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    I'm loving Chrome so far. The tabs are excellent. About to try that "Open in Chrome" tweak.


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  16. MoneyMaker79

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    I installed that tweak earlier. I hope it works well. Haven't used it yet, I actually don't open many links on my iPhone.
     
  17. IceCold357

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    I'm using it now and it works perfect. I usually open a lot of links on Twitter so this is great.


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  18. IceCold357

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    Patiently awaiting a "Pull To Refresh" tweak for Chrome.


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  19. patrickj

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    Think it's worth mentioning that tabs are unlimited as well. I've run it with up to 20 tabs open and it still performs well.
     
  20. IceCold357

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    Chromizer tweak was just released that adds full screen and pull to refresh. Loving Chrome even more now.


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