All iPads Ipad chrome vs safari

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wsbkp08, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. wsbkp08 macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2014
    Hello everyone,
    Im torn between chrome vs safari in ipad air 2
    I know safari now is almost fast as chrome but i still feel like chrome is faster.
    But i think safari is easier to use.
    What dicu guys think? What do u guys use?
    Oh btw hows battery consumption of each? Does chrome sucks more juice out? Or r they basically the same?
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    I have an android phone and actually prefer safari over chrome for iPad imo
  3. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    Chrome may not be ideal for ipads but chrome just feels right for me.
  4. Simacca macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    I find safari smoother on the iPad which is a shame because I prefer Chrome across all my devices.
  5. maintainin macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    As it applies to the iPad, Safari is the best bet if you want the fastest browser. Chrome on ipad is basically crippled as it can't use googles v8 rendering engine like it does on other platforms. It can't even use Apples nitro engine which safari uses. I love chrome on my phone and pc, but apple has made sure it's not going to beat out safari on the iPad.
  6. NorthSeaBeach macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2014
    The Hague
    I like Chrome much better on my ipads. Can't stand that the statusbar in Safari doesn't retract.
  7. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

    Sep 30, 2007
    Actually, in iOS 8, didn't Apple introduce the nitro engine for all apps?
  8. Simacca macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    I thought this too, but it still isn't as fast or smooth imo
  9. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    They did, but AFAIK no browsers are yet taking advantage of it.

    Overall Safari is by far the smoothest browser, but lacks extensions to make it full featured. Chrome is even worse in this regard lacking even a reasonable gesture selection.

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