Google Chrome update brings improved Google Apps integration, fullscreen iPad support and data compression

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Google has released an update for Google Chrome for iPhone and iPad.

The update includes features such as improved integration with other Google Apps such as YouTube, Maps, G+ and Drive, fullscreen support on the iPad and more importantly data cost savings by reducing data usage and improving page load times.

Here’s what’s new in version 28.0.1500.12:

• Interoperability with other Google Apps
◦ Option to open links for YouTube, Maps, G+ and Drive in the app instead of the browser.
• Enhancements to voice search
◦ Text-to-speech for all variations of English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Korean.
◦ Toolbar controls are always available when using voice search
• Fullscreen on iPad
• Data cost savings
◦ Reduce data usage and speed up page load times. View data savings in Bandwidth Management settings. This feature is being rolled out and will be available to all users over time.
• Access to browser history
• Stability / security improvements and bug fixes

Google says that it will be rolling out the data compression service over the coming days, which will help save bandwidth, load pages faster, and browse more securely on your iPhone and iPad. Head over to this link to find out more about the experimental data compression service.

The interoperability feature will allow you to sign in to other Google Apps with a single click, if you’ve already signed into Chrome.

You can download the update via the Updates tab in the App Store app or download the app for free using this iTunes link.

As always, let us know what you think of the new features in the comments.

via Chrome blog

  • Scott

    I really don’t like the fullscreen feature. How about giving us the ability to turn it off?