Download Chrome For iPhone And iPad From The App Store Now

Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad has start showing up in some App Stores.

Google had announced Google Chrome for iOS at Google I/O developer conference earlier today.

Here’s the description of the app from the App Store:

Browse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalised Chrome experience from your computer and take it with you anywhere you go.

Search fast
• Search and navigate fast,`directly from the same box. Choose from 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 the 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 from 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.

You can download it using this direct App Store link. Please note that it may take some time for the app to be available in all the countries. As of now, we can confirm that it is available in the App Store in Denmark.

If you can download it, please do let us know in the comments along with your location.

Update 1:

As John Gruber points out, Chrome for iOS will have to rely on WebKit, so it won’t be as fast as mobile Safari.

It’s not the Chrome rendering or JavaScript engines — the App Store rules forbid that. It’s the iOS system version of WebKit wrapped in Google’s own browser UI. The pressure for Apple to allow users to specify a third-party app as their default browser is going to increase significantly after this. […]

[..] I see the security and control angles on not allowing third-party runtimes, which in turn disal,ows third-party rendering and JavaScript engines. But I can’t see the angle behind not allowing a third-party app from the App Store to be specified as your preferred default over Mobile Safari. (Same goes for email.)

Update 2: 

It’s available in the Danish and Portuguese App Store so far.

Update 3:

Here’s the screenshot of the Sync feature:

Update 4:

It’s now available in most of the European App Stores.

Update 5:

It’s now available in the US, Canadian and UK App Store as well. Thanks everyone for the tip!

Let us know what you think of the Chrome for iOS in the comments below.

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