Voice searching is one big thing that isn’t included in Safari.
Are all your devices synchronized in iOS? Maybe if you use Safari. Well, Chrome users get the same treatment.
Safari gives a white screen, Chrome gives you this… ‘Nuff said.
An updated keyboard allows users to search, or type in URLs, whichever they choose to do.
Of course, we can’t forget tabs. This is also something iOS has, but iOS limits you. Chrome allows you to break these limits and allows the free RAM you have decide how many tabs you should have. That said, you can open as many as you wish, until you crash.
Want more tabs? Switch to Chrome!
Chrome seems very feature-packed, but it is missing out on a few features I’d love to see. Addon are what made Chrome special in my mind. It makes any browser special for that matter, but it’s absent in the mobile version. Another thing that mobile Chrome needs is full-screen browsing. Apple introduced it in iOS6, it’s a great feature, why didn’t Google think to implement it in their browser?
Safari got an all new makeover with iOS 6… OK, not really, everything just got matted. The Safari interface is trite, old, and slightly out of date. The new Chrome interface is well-known, but also refreshing when put into the mobile platform. This would be, in my mind, the reason you switch to Chrome on iOS 6. Popup menus as well as quicker navigation around UI elements are all reasons to really dump Safari for good.
I’m not a fan of popups, but its still a step up from what Safari offers.
Controlling Chrome is really quite easy as well. Buttons are well displayed, and only show what you need. The tab interface is probably one of the best I’ve seen before and integrates gesture control nicely allowing you to swipe away tabs in a quick and easy fashion.
Swipe control in the tabs is very natural, I wish more gesture control was added.
Chrome runs smoothly on iOS, and I wouldn’t expect it any other way. It’s quicker, modernized menu is a lot faster, menu navigation-wise, to Safari. The interface is easy to learn since most users already know it. However, the lack of a full screen mode really takes Chrome down a couple notches. It’s a good browser for light, everyday browsing, but lack of power-features like downloading and full-screen can take away from the entire experience.
Need to go private? Well, you don’t have to go into settings to do this anymore, thanks to Chrome!
I can’t really deny that Google Chrome is worth the price asked in the App Store. It is free anyhow. There really is no reason not to get it. I’m sure future updates will be given to allow the missing features. The interface is beautiful, there are a bountiful number of features as well. Chrome really is a lot better to browse with over Safari, while you’re in iOS 5 anyways.
Google brought Chrome into a matured OS that has had its users crying for something new when Safari just didn’t cut it feature-wise. Google brought all the features they could that we wanted. One feature did slip their mind though. Despite that, Chrome is a worthwhile download and has the potential to take down Safari anyway now.