Google Chrome?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by w00t951, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    There are alternate browsers like Opera and iCab, so why not Google Chrome? Firefox? IE? Why aren't we seeing browsers from more heavy hitters?
     
  2. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    Diigo Browser is the closest thing to Chrome I have seen
     
  3. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    internet explorer? don't think so.

    google chrome took ages to get to android.

    most extra browsers are safari based and so wouldn't make much difference anyway.

    An app is another thing to keep up to date etc, might be a deterrence.

    I would like to have the google sync on the iphone though. I love Google Chrome.
     
  4. fodawim macrumors newbie

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  5. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

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    Like this: http://chromesync.mobi/wiki/Chrome_Bookmarks_on_iPhone ?
     
  6. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Why? Honest question.
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Apple won't allow it.

    Apps are not allowed to run or interpret code.

    The third party browsers on iOS are either:

    a) A front end to the WebKit engine used by Safari (e.g. Atomic Web browser)

    b) Opera - which interprets the code on a server run by Opera, to dodge the restriction.

    There are limitations to both approaches. In:

    a) Apple doesn't allow the App access to the latest optimisations in JavaScript, which means that the Apps perform slower than Safari in some situations.

    b) Opera cannot interact with the device (e.g. to get the user's location) nor can it utilise things like touch events.
     

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