June 28, 2012
Google has announced that it is bringing its browser Chrome to Apple's iPhone and iPad. Google made the announcement at the day two of its developer conference in San Francisco.
Chrome for iOS will inherit the same features as Chrome for Android, including the ability to flick through tabs. Users can switch from one tab to the other by simply dragging their finger from the left or the right edge.
iPhone and iPad users will also enjoy Chrome Sync, which syncs their web browsing history and settings across various devices and platforms that support Chrome. iOS users will also enjoy the ability to login with saved passwords as well as private browsing, just like their counterparts from other platforms.
Google confirmed that Chrome now has 310 million active users, making it the "most popular browser in the world".
Google Drive also makes it debut on iOS and Chrome OS. Google Drive app provides access to Google's online storage service on iOS, with the ability to view, search and edit files. Google showcased the app's ability to identify text in an image using OCR technology, as well an ability to find images based on their content. For example, typing Pyramids would show various Pyramid images, even if the image was named IMG007.JPG. This 'magic' happens via Google's image recognition technology.
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