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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:24 PM   #76
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This is welcomed news! Too bad though on the Apple default browser requirement.
While it may not be a perfect solution, a bookmarklet to open in Chrome would be an acceptable work around. If you click a link from say Mail app, it would open in safari by default. A tap on the bookmarklet would open it in Chrome. It's extra tap, but not too bad in my opinion.

http://www.icab.de/blog/2009/09/07/c...on-the-iphone/
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:24 PM   #77
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iOS and OS X never were split apart to being with.
^ This. The only difference is that iOS has a different "frontend gui". The core OS is in fact just a fork of OS X. You'll probably find it was slimmed out a bit to lower the resource usage (e.g stripping out driver support and such) but its still the same OS and Kernel under the hood.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:24 PM   #78
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Aren't iCloud accounts free?
Sure, but I still don't have one and have no reason to register for it.

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Regarding your second point, the same problem happens if people don't use Chrome on their OS X or Windows, so really the only difference is the password syncing (hopefully Apple will add that soon) and the fact that there is no Safari/iCloud, so far as I know, for linux.
True, but us Chrome users welcome the chance to sync our stuff between out devices now.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:25 PM   #79
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Aren't iCloud accounts free? Regarding your second point, the same problem happens if people don't use Chrome on their OS X or Windows, so really the only difference is the password syncing (hopefully Apple will add that soon) and the fact that there is no Safari/iCloud, so far as I know, for linux.
Just because something is free doesn't mean people are using it. There are several major free online email services - but that doesn't mean people have accounts on all of them. There a few free cloud services and people don't have accounts on all of them.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:25 PM   #80
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Does anyone know if this (or any other decent iOS browser, for that matter) will eventually support plugins?
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:25 PM   #81
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While it may not be a perfect solution, a bookmarklet to open in Chrome would be an acceptable work around. If you click a link from say Mail app, it would open in safari by default. A tap on the bookmarklet would open it in Chrome. It's extra tap, but not too bad in my opinion.

http://www.icab.de/blog/2009/09/07/c...on-the-iphone/
Thinking about it, it may actually be possible to nock up something to hook into Safari to automatically close it and re-open chrome with the link. I'm sure we'll see a few attempts at it appear on Cydia.

(Sidenote: See, this is why Jail breaking your device is awesome! )
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:25 PM   #82
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No nitro speed, no default, no care.....
Sure, Apple is really making sure that Mobile Safari remains the only true choice on iOS, but you know what ? I'll use Chrome as often as possible either way.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:26 PM   #83
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iOS and OS X never were split apart to being with.
Not quite sure if your implying that they are not dissimilar enough to consider them different operating systems, or if you do not see them on a path toward eventual (albeit not total perhaps) union.

Either way. That discussion has deff seen play around here
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:26 PM   #84
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Does anyone know if this (or any other decent iOS browser, for that matter) will eventually support plugins?
It *may* support chrome extensions out of the box, we wont know till its released (Extensions are here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions). I hope it does - it'll be the best mobile browser around if it does!
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:27 PM   #85
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Just because something is free doesn't mean people are using it. There are several major free online email services - but that doesn't mean people have accounts on all of them. There a few free cloud services and people don't have accounts on all of them.
That's besides the point. The point is you can do almost everything Chrome does with Apple's Safari if you really wanted to. Chrome has passwords + extensions, Safari has the Nitro javascript engine. Them be the differences.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:27 PM   #86
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Take the tinfoil hat off. It does no such thing.
You're right. No need to do it in Chrome. Google can just backdoor this stuff through Safari.
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Not quite sure if your implying that they are not dissimilar enough to consider them different operating systems, or if you do not see them on a path toward eventual (albeit not total perhaps) union.
I'm saying they never were split, they are not dissimilar enough to consider them different and I don't see them converging more. Superficial features like launchpad looking like Springboard is not what I call merging.
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You're right. No need to do it in Chrome. Google can just backdoor this stuff through Safari.
Oh grow up. If you dont like Google, dont post in the Google threads...hardly rocket science.

Besides, that wouldn't have happened if Apple patched the bug they knew about long ago
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:29 PM   #89
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google drive is now live in the app store.
I saw a demo of drive this past week at a Googlefest near where i live. I must saw i was pretty impressed.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:30 PM   #90
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True, but us Chrome users welcome the chance to sync our stuff between out devices now.
Yeah this is a huge bonus, glad Apple approved it. If extensions work, though I was never particularly impressed with Chrome, I might convert. One of my main, perhaps my only, reason for jail-breaking is to install Ad Block. I can't stand ads and wish Apple would just allow mobile Safari-extensions already. Sometimes I can't understand what Apple's hangup is with adding obvious features.
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That's besides the point. The point is you can do almost everything Chrome does with Apple's Safari if you really wanted to.
Sure, but I don't want to use Safari on my Mac. I don't like it as a browser.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:30 PM   #92
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It does for Android :

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin...obile_security

From the keynote going on, there's not much meat :
Thanks, kinda figured that.

But I really meant extensions, should have been more clear. I don't recall discussion of that. Here:

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Does Chrome for Android support apps and extensions?
Chrome apps and extensions are currently not supported on Chrome for Android. We have no plans to announce at this time.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:30 PM   #93
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Should be interesting to try out, although the restriction on the default browser will likely keep this from becoming all too popular.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:32 PM   #94
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Thinking about it, it may actually be possible to nock up something to hook into Safari to automatically close it and re-open chrome with the link. I'm sure we'll see a few attempts at it appear on Cydia.

(Sidenote: See, this is why Jail breaking your device is awesome! )
Jailbreaking is awesome. So is having an Android phone in situations like this.

(disclosure: I have both an iPhone 4 and a Samsung Skyrocket). I'm looking forward to using Chrome on the Android when updated to ICS. Not that I have any real issues with the stock browser or the Dolphin browser which is pretty great.)
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:32 PM   #95
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If extensions work, though I was never particularly impressed with Chrome, I might convert.
I doubt we'll see extension support, the Android version doesn't seem to support them. Though I don't have an Android device, so I don't really know for sure, I can only go from what is posted on their site :

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrom...e/android.html

We'll know later today I guess.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:32 PM   #96
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Apple, give us the choice!

Competition leads to better browsers.
1. They (Apple) never will.

2. Google should release the REAL thing for jailbroken devices.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:34 PM   #97
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So excited for this.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:35 PM   #98
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Sure, but I don't want to use Safari on my Mac. I don't like it as a browser.
Point taken. Incidentally, since you always have well reasoned positions, would you be up for sharing what you dislike about Safari? I've never understood the appeal to use another browser, but perhaps my needs are too plebeian.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:35 PM   #99
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I'm saying they never were split, they are not dissimilar enough to consider them different and I don't see them converging more. Superficial features like launchpad looking like Springboard is not what I call merging.
i think i see your point. And i agree about the superficial elements not really lending the substance of a merge. However I am not sure that I would not still make a distinction between the two (iOS and OSX) as being separate operating systems. They have two different SDKs and all...i feel you tho.
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Will we be able to zoom in and double tap to make text fit the screen like browser on android?

I hate to swipe horizontally to read the web.
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