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Google on Thursday announced that its Chrome browser will launch in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, as well as a native iOS application connected to the Google Drive service.

The two new iOS applications were announced during presentations at the Google I/O conference. Both Google Chrome and Google Drive are set to launch at some point today in the App Store.

The Chrome browser for iOS will feature the "incognito" private browsing mode as well as syncing with the desktop version of the software, according to Engadget. It also features Google's own unique tabbed browsing interface.

Apple's App Store rules bar third-party developers from offering their own rendering or JavaScript engines, meaning the iOS version of WebKit must be used by all browsers available in the App Store. But Google's Chrome for iOS will add its own user interface over Apple's technical browser underpinnings.

Word first surfaced in May that Google was working on a Chrome Web browser for iOS to compete with Apple's own built-in Safari browser. Third-party browsers first began appearing on the Apple-controlled iOS App Store in early 2009. Prior to that, browsers that would rival Apple's own Safari were rejected from the App Store.

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Google also announced this week that Chrome will become the default browser for Android in its next major release, 4.1 Jelly Bean. Currently, the Android mobile operating system ships with a generic browser.

Also set to launch in the App Store on Thursday is an official application for Google Drive, the search giant's cloud storage service. The company also announced that in just 10 weeks of availability, Google Drive now has more than 10 million users.
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YES YES!! Thank goodness! I exclusively use Chrome on my MacBook Air (I don't like Safari) and I have long wished to be able to sync my bookmarks, passwords, etc. from my desktop to my iPhone and iPad.
 
Not to mention that I vastly prefer the Chrome UI (at least in OS X) to Safari and other browsers like Firefox and Opera. 
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The company also announced that in just 10 weeks of availability, Google Drive now has more than 10 million victims willing to give up all their privacy.

I fixed it for you.
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APPLE BUSINESS MODEL

Product: Hardware

Customer: Consumers 

 

GOOGLE BUSINESS MODEL

Product: Consumers

Customer: Advertisers

 

Why would I want to start using Google services on my iOS device? Google's MO is to harvest as much of my personal information as possible. No thank you.

 

It's amazing how many tech nerds have been duped by Google's "free" services and "open" BS. Nothing is free. You pay by progressively giving away your privacy.

 

Google is as evil as a tech company can get.

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Apple's App Store rules bar third-party developers from offering their own rendering or JavaScript engines, meaning the iOS version of WebKit must be used by all browsers available in the App Store. But Google's Chrome for iOS will add its own user interface over Apple's technical browser underpinnings.

 

Surely Opera Mini for iPhone/iPad doesn't use Webkit? Doesn't it run everything through its own servers to compress and speed up loading times?

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Why the heck would you want to use a browser designed to suck as much data out of you as possible? 

 

Don't be an idiot, quit using Google products. You're not a Google's customer, you're just the product they sell to their customers: advertisers.

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This is good news! It will allow people who feel obligated to be Apple haters to enjoy having the wonderful experience of a iPad, but still maintain their anti-apple cred.

I've never understood what the big deal about browsers is; I just use Safari because it seems simple, and it integrates easily with my various Apple devices. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Google Drive is now live in the iOS App Store. Just search Google Drive and it should be in the first page of apps.

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I fixed it for you.

 

"...Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post The company also announced that in just 10 weeks of availability, Google Drive now has more than 10 million victims willing to give up all their privacy." Thank you -- It's important to remind those that have forgotten how intrusive the Goog is.
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The "evil" has landed.  iOS will never be the same again.

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Yep, GDrive, GoTasks, Chrome.. All the Google goodness from the gods on iOS devices.
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Barf

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Why the heck would you want to use a browser designed to suck as much data out of you as possible? 

Don't be an idiot, quit using Google products. You're not a Google's customer, you're just the product they sell to their customers: advertisers.

So much hate and negativity for an app that YOU don't have to download? Geez, choice is fine. If you don't like it, don't download it.
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I really like this kind of choice that apple offers, but i don`t think about switch... safari is very nice, i am waiting on iOS 6 and also don`t want to lose privacy....

 

It`s smart move from apple, google think they will make more ads, but now android loses another specific feature  that prevent users to switch to iPhone....

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You are missing nothing. I tried Chrome to see what the fuss was about but all it offers is the same internet you are familiar with except for an ugly no frills interface.

Stick with Safari as it will always be updated alongside your operating system so it will never be broken. I could understand using other browsers if Safari sucked, but safar is fast, syncs with all my devices, and matches my other iApps. It is one of the pleasures of using an apple system.

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You are missing nothing. I tried Chrome to see what the fuss was about but all it offers is the same internet you are familiar with except for an ugly no frills interface.

Stick with Safari as it will always be updated alongside your operating system so it will never be broken. I could understand using other browsers if Safari sucked, but safar is fast, syncs with all my devices, and matches my other iApps. It is one of the pleasures of using an apple system.

Seeing as Apple bans other browsers from being anything more than skins...this is NOT chrome. Its more of a chrome skin. 

 

At the end of the day, its Safari with a lick of paint. Call it what you want. Dolphin, firefox, chrome...on iOS it is ALL Safari. 

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Thank you! Seriously...

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"...Originally Posted by AppleInsider View PostThe company also announced that in just 10 weeks of availability, Google Drive now has more than 10 million victims willing to give up all their privacy."Thank you -- It's important to remind those that have forgotten how intrusive the Goog is.

 

lots of ignorant people out there that don't know how to secure their data on 'drive' (or anywhere else for that matter). not worth bothering them with a 'reminder'.
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Google is as evil as a tech company can get.

 

Actually, only half as bad as Facebook.

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You are missing nothing. I tried Chrome to see what the fuss was about but all it offers is the same internet you are familiar with except for an ugly no frills interface.

Stick with Safari as it will always be updated alongside your operating system so it will never be broken. I could understand using other browsers if Safari sucked, but safar is fast, syncs with all my devices, and matches my other iApps. It is one of the pleasures of using an apple system.

 

safari is to apple what IE is to microsoft. pure sh*t.
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The "evil" has landed.  iOS will never be the same again.

Yeah maybe it will be better as you have another choice?

 

lol some of you posters are so pre-programmed to hate anything non-Apple it's hilarious. 

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Is this thread a competition on hatred?

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Why the heck would you want to use a browser designed to suck as much data out of you as possible? 

 

 

Crazy isn't it. I won't have that crap on my machine. Last time I tried. Little Snitch nearly blew up! 

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Give it to to me now Google!
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Is this thread a competition on hatred?

No, it's just the usual children trying to out do each other.

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Yeah maybe it will be better as you have another choice?

 

lol some of you posters are so pre-programmed to hate anything non-Apple it's hilarious. 

 

From an untrained eye it may appear that we have a bias toward Apple, and hate non-Apple stuff.

It's not non-Apple stuff we hate, just shit stuff. We hate shit stuff. And love the good stuff.

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From an untrained eye it may appear that we have a bias toward Apple, and hate non-Apple stuff.

It's not non-Apple stuff we hate, just shit stuff. We hate shit stuff. And love the good stuff.

Yeah real shit lol http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

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Yeah real shit lol http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp

 

What is so 'good' about those stats? Are you suggesting that 'good' stuff is popular stuff? 

 

Windows != Good

Justin Bieber  != Good

Symbian != Good

Religion != Good

 

Skoda sells more cars than Ferrari, does that make them better cars?

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Meh

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Skoda sells more cars than Ferrari, does that make them better cars?

hahaha is that all you have? I will let figure out why this is a incredibly lame argument all by yourself.

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The Chrome browser for iOS will feature the "incognito" private browsing mode
 

and who would trust that?

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Surely Opera Mini for iPhone/iPad doesn't use Webkit? Doesn't it run everything through its own servers to compress and speed up loading times?

 

I'm not sure, but stop calling me Shirley.

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This is good news! It will allow people who feel obligated to be Apple haters to enjoy having the wonderful experience of a iPad, but still maintain their anti-apple cred.
I've never understood what the big deal about browsers is; I just use Safari because it seems simple, and it integrates easily with my various Apple devices. Maybe I'm missing something.

 

You make good sense. By the way, what you're missing is having Larry Page's hands in your pants, fondling your private data.

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Seeing as Apple bans other browsers from being anything more than skins...this is NOT chrome. Its more of a chrome skin. 

 

At the end of the day, its Safari with a lick of paint. Call it what you want. Dolphin, firefox, chrome...on iOS it is ALL Safari. 

 

 

 

Isnt the requirement for web browers on iOS to use webkit engine (albeit maybe slightly modified), not necessarily safari itself?  IIRC, isnt the desktop chrome web browser built using webkit?

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hahaha is that all you have? I will let figure out why this is a incredibly lame argument all by yourself.
Mobs of idiots in agreement does not equate to proof of a genius decision.

Popularity means nothing in terms of quality.
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Is this thread a competition on hatred?

 

Nah, just the normal Internet angst amongst teenage tech nerds.

 

So tiresome.

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Just downloaded Google Drive. This is going to be awesome. I can view a doc quickly or open it in Safari to do (minor) edits. This is really, really awesome. I can't wait for Chrome. I use it on a few Windows and Mac computers and I like how I can stop in one place and pick up in another with little disruption.

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Mobs of idiots in agreement does not equate to proof of a genius decision.
Popularity means nothing in terms of quality.

Ahh so anyone who uses Chrome is a idiot? So the 39.3% vs Safari's 4.3% has nothing to do with the quality of Chrome itself?

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Will it be "buttery smooth"  ?

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You don't get it at all. Only about 5% of the public have good taste. Apple has helped about another 5% to 15% develop some sense of appreciation for good design awareness. To those with no taste at all, it just looks like we hate anything non-Apple, while we see and appreciate good design. That's all. Don't take it personal that you have way too much Nethanderal DNA in your make up. 

Wow I didn't get it all until I read your post. Thanks for teaching me where I have been going wrong!

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Finally!

 

It puts Safari to shame. And Google Drive is easily the best cloud storage out there right now. (Dropbox is a close 2nd)

 

So nice being able to work on my computer in Chrome and having all of my tabs being right there on my phone.

 

But I've had this for a little while thanks to my Galaxy Nexus (that's now running Jelly Bean!)

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