Chrome for iOS Updated with Fullscreen Browsing on iPhone and New Printing Options

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    Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS to version 26, adding full-screen browsing on the iPhone and iPod touch, new printing options, and the ability to save webpages as PDFs to a Google Drive account.

    When scrolling down with full screen browsing, the toolbar at the top of the screen will disappear for more reading real estate. Scrolling back down will cause the bar to reappear.

    Printing webpages via the Chrome app can be accomplished via Google Cloud Print or Apple's AirPrint, and PDF versions of websites can be saved to Google Drive.
    Chrome is a universal app that can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Chrome for iOS Updated with Fullscreen Browsing on iPhone and New Printing Options
     
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    Printing just needs to die.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Now if only Apple would let me set Chrome as my default browser w/o having to jailbreak...
     
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    gmanist1000

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    It would be nice if they let it run on its own engine.
     
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    It can be very useful when printing postage labels. Buy postage online, print it thru Google Print if I'm not at home. Now I have the ability directly from my iPhone/iPad, even away. I find this very convenient. Airplay is restricted to being on the same wifi.
     
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    I've been using Chrome as my primary browser on iPhone.

    Safari is lacking, 8-tabs limit, still no omni-search bar, although it got snappier. :p
     
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    finally they added printing.... took them long enough
     
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    the only thing lacking in Chrome iOS is the reader feature like Safari has. Cant live without it
     
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    I'm not sure I understand Google's "Cloud Print"-thing...

    This is what is lists as my Printers:

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    How do I remove these "devices" from the printer selection?
     
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    Save any page as a PDF... why can't safari do this!!??

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    i had no idea there was an 8-tab limit...
     
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    I agree in theory, just not practical at the current time, at least for me. If only to print my son's school stuff to put on the fridge to let me know when is what in the morning.

    It's hard to pin a pdf on the fridge... And no my life doesn't revolve around an iPad, which I don't need to make sandwiches for my kids... :D
     
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    love chrome on my iphone, dont remember the last time i used safari. this new zoom feature is neat! it works by itself unlike on safari where u have to tap it and only works holding it to the side which i never do if im not mistaken
     
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    when stubhub gets passbook, let me know
     
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    That is very dangerous. Giving them access to Nitro is also dangerous. Both allow you to run unsigned code.
     
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    Most people don't....generally because most people don't have that many tabs open on a mobile browser.

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    They aren't going to open up the OS to Google.....just isn't going to happen.
     
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    best experience you can currently get with chrome is when iPhone is jailbroken. Set chrome as default, and download Nitrous!!!!
     
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    the8thark

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    And enjoy all your personal data being taken and used by Google.

    Do we really need copy/pasted patch notes of programs by Apple competition posted here?
    There's nothing rumourish about this article all. Smells like MacAdvertising to me.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Is this the first release without WebKit?
     
  19. macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough... I guess I might be of the minority which usually have 20+ tabs open. :D
     
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    Just more of a reason for me to keep using it
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    Please don't tell me you actually believe a theory made by some random developer.

    The reason Apple does not allow access to Nitro is not to protect you, but to protect iOS from you. That is, they don't want to make it make it easy for you to jailbreak your iPad or iPhone.

    Apple does not care about security as much as you think. Just look at the vulnerabilities they fixed in 6.1.3. I quote

    4 out of 6 vulnerabilities deal with local users, as in the owner of the device, getting higher privileges or running code. That's not a security threat, unless you consider the owner of the device to be a malicious hacker.
     
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    No, browsers on iOS have to use Webkit.

    @ar3ar2: It is not the end user that they are really afraid of but rather the sites that end user might be tricked into visiting through social engineering. That is what makes it a security vulnerability.
     
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    Chrome for iOS is great. Continuing to put Safari to shame.

    As others said, if only you could set it as the default browser. It's going to happen, Apple will have to add default app switching sooner or later!
     
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    Um, no.

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    It's a bit annoying the way fullscreen keeps appearing/disappearing.
     

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