The newest platform for surfing the web is definitely the mobile device. We always have it on us and always needing to know what people are doing on Facebook, a latest recipe off the web, or uploading photos and articles to our blogs. Of course, until recently, we really did not have that many great selections for mobile browsers for iOS. Safari by far ruled the device, but Google Chrome is changing all of that.
Do not think that this is just an emulated Safari like Opera had done. Google Chrome has decided to ignored the “don’t reinvent the wheel” tip and has created a whole knew mobile browsing experience. Swipes, wipes, and tabs all have new meaning with this browser. We have some positives and negatives of this app below and then some great screenshots of what we are talking about.
- The new tab screen is amazing. Saves all of your most popular websites you visit and has a one-click option.
- The tabs sections allows for quick removal and reordering of tabs.
- The loading website bar is innovative.
- Side-to-side swiping to go to next tab makes the tabs section extremely useful again.
- Sync with your desktop browser when signed in.
- Learning curve. I have already accidently swiped away several tabs I wanted to keep up because I forgot that was a possibility. In fact, I am still learning many of the less obvious tricks.
- The graphics do not render well at times. (See screenshot of seventy8productions.com below for an example)
- The loading is no faster than Safari, sometimes taking longer.
Overall, this browser will replace the Safari app on my iPhone.
Will you be using Chrome for Mobile as your default browser?
Get Google Chrome for your iOS device from the Apple App Store.