What you need to know about Chrome for iOS


Google has released its Chrome browser for iOS, and it is an universal app with user interface for both iPhone and iPad. Chrome for iOS includes features such as incognito mode and tab syncing, but it lacks a speedy browsing experience which is one key draw for Chrome on the desktop.

Chrome for iOS app uses Apple’s web engine beneath as required by App Store guideline. That engine lacks the speedier Nitro Javascript module that is used by mobile Safari. Some earlier reviews have pointed to unbearable slowness when viewing Javascript intense website.

Chrome for iOS also can not be set as the default handler when you click on a web address, this function is reserved for Safari and there is no way to change this behavior. This is a hurdle for Chrome to overcome before it can be viewed as an alternative browser on the iOS.