Google Drive and Chrome now available for iOS

Users of iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod can now use Google’s cloud storage service, Google Drive, and Google’s browser, the Google Chrome.

During the annual developer conference of Google, the company announced that both the Google Drive and Chrome are going to invade Apple devices.

Vice president of Chrome, Briand Rakowski, demoed the Chrome browser on iOS devices. This includes synching settings from a multiple devices.

Google also announced that the Google Drive, which enables individuals to store files and share documents via cloud, is now up and running for iOS devices.

Director of product for Google Apps Clay Bavor said, “We brought many of the best features of Drive to mobile.”

According to CNET, Bavor presented during his keynote address was the ability of images to be scanned and stored as PDF files in Google drive and the best thing is that they are searchable.

Google’s browser, the Chrome, is considered by many as the best browser out there in the market. Being a light on your system, it doesn’t slow your PC or laptop.

If Google can bring this to the Chrome for iOS devices, then this would be surely a hit to Apple fanatics!

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Google Chrome for iOS?

Google Chrome is considered as one of the better Internet browsers available in the Web. With its simplicity and the light load it brings to your computer, it sure is a great program for all your Web surfing needs.

Research firm Macquarie Group is saying that before the year end’s, Apple iOS users will be able to use Google Chrome in their devices.

They are claiming that this will be a great move for Google since the company pays Apple for each person using Google services in Apple’s default Safari browser. If they use their own browser, it could offset these costs. This is one reason among the many reasons that the research firm is saying.

But writer Seth Rosenblatt said in his article that this is going to be a difficult task for Google. He says that the iOS is a “very different beast” from the Android and PCs.

Google Chrome has been available for Windows since 2008, on Mac OS X and Linux since 2010. The Chrome gained popularity due to its stability, features and speed.

Android for Chrome, even in beta phase, is fast and solid. But it is only available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

One of the major problems that Google faces in its iOS dreams is that Apple doesn’t let third-party browser developers make changes in iOS default browser from Safari. For example, if you use Chrome as your primary browser and decide to open a link, that link will be opened by Safari.

If Google can only iron it out with Apple, then Google Chrome for iOS could possibly be a huge hit for iPhone, iPod and iPad users.

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