Google Chrome Now The Top Free App On Apple App Store

Google Chrome was announced for iOS on Tuesday and it hit the Apple App Store the next day. Just a day after it debuted on the Apple App Store, Google’s Chrome for the iPhone and iPad has already taken the top position in the “top free apps” list. It has also received an average of 4.5 star rating. The other Google app for iOS, Google Drive, which was launched yesterday, has also shown up in the App Store’s Free App list, coming in at number 5 position just a day after its release.

Google has developed separate Chrome apps for the iPhone and the iPad, the iPad version being suited to take advantage of the iPad’s nearly 10 inch screen. Now, Google Chrome, along with Opera and Dolphin provide an alternate browser app for iOS users.

The Chrome browser was also announced as the default browser for the upcoming Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Play store now offers the stable version of the Chrome browser as well for Android 4.0 and up.

Here is a list of features that Chrome offers to iOS users:

Search fast

• Search and navigate faster, directly from the same box. Choose from the results that appear as you type.

Simple, intuitive experience

• Open and quickly switch between an unlimited number of tabs. On your iPhone and iPod touch, flip through tabs the way you would fan a deck of cards. On iPad, swipe from edge to edge to switch tabs.

Sign in

• Sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and omnibox data from your computer to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Pick up right where you left off.

• Send pages from Chrome on your computer to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with one click and read them on the go, even if you’re offline.


• Open a tab in Incognito* to browse without saving your history.

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  1. Evidence of an EU moderated end to the Browser War: Apple is supporting Google Search App as a ‘default’ only because Apple confers with Google and knows where the EU ‘punishment’ is going.

    The Browser War started when Microsoft ‘integrated’ Internet Explorer into MS Office and Windows, which started Microsoft’s monopoly (unbroken to this day). Microsoft is still flexing its muscles like a 60 year old Schwarzenegger but it has no idea how far out of shape it has become.

    The EU still holds a well deserved $7B fine over MS’s head. Perhaps the EU will persuade Microsoft to end the Browser War by ensuring open APIs with easy in/out hatches on all its operating systems.

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