Reported by: Nicholas Mihailov
Google Chrome, one of the fastest browser available, is making its way into Apple’s two famous brands namely, iPad and iPhone.
Apple, which provides support for its own browser Safari, now has a competitor who can provide efficient services in terms of browsing and other functions. Google is going all guns blazing by introducing Nexus 7 tablet on the first day of I/0 event followed by Chrome support in Apple devices on the second.
As Chrome is targeted for mobile device browsing, it provides synchronisation of tabs, web history and passwords similar to desktop version. It will act as a third party browser, while Safari will remain as a built-in browser for iPad and iPhone.
According to stats revealed by Google, there are more than 310 million people worldwide using Chrome. Developers can easily build voice recognition into their Chrome apps allowing users to give commands to their apps without touching touchscreens or typing.
The new move from Google will help the search engine giant gain even more, as built-in Google search engine into iOS devices has improved the advertising revenue for Google. The competitive edge of Google is clearly beyond Apple as the introduction of mobile browser rightly conicides with Yahoo which released a browser called Axis, for iPhone and iPad just one month back.
Apart from these announcements, the search giant announced that the Docs word processor is also ready for offline use. The promotion of Google Drive, a cloud storage and sharing system for iPad and iPhone along with Google’s Apps suite improvements for business users, is surely a head start to tackle Apple and Microsoft respectively.