Google has just announced that Chrome is coming to the iOS App Store later today for iPad and iPhone at Google I/O 2012. Chrome on iOS looks superficially identical to the Chrome we've seen on Android for some time now, this is very exciting news for those wishing for an alternative to Safari and a way to get Chrome sync working across iOS devices as well. I'm unclear if this is using something other than mobilesafari internally for rendering or Chrome's V8 for JavaScript. 

We hope to play around with this later today when it goes live on the App Store. 

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  • Bateluer - Thursday, June 28, 2012 - link

    Mobile Flash isn't maintained by Adobe anymore, they canned it. I understand you can install Flash from Play, but it does nothing. Reply
  • Flunk - Friday, June 29, 2012 - link

    Adobe has pronounced mobile Flash dead, so don't expect it on any new devices or applications. It's not even supported on Android 4.1. Reply
  • falko2904 - Friday, June 29, 2012 - link

    Yes, it is supported on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 4.1 comes with Chrome as the built in browser, but you can download the standard Android browser from Google Play for flash support. Says so right on the Google Play pages for the Nexus 7 Tablet which will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Reply
  • Mr Alpha - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - link

    You cannot ship third party browser engines on iOS. This is not going to be the real Chrome. It is just going to be some Chrome UI on top of the same UIWebView every other "third party browser", including Firefox Junior, uses. So the performance will be the exactly the same as all the other third party browsers, meaning slower than Mobile Safari. Reply

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