New Google Chrome icon iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by nikicampos, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. nikicampos macrumors 6502a

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    Finally Google made the change on the Chrome icon, from the 3D look-a-like-base to a flat one, hopefully it will continue to rest of their icons.
     

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  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The did that with their Hangouts icon a long time ago already. I think the Gmail icon in some places in the App Store changed sometime earlier as well, just not the actual app icon when installed for some reason. Even now it seems that some places in the App Store icon for Chrome is still the old "3D" one, while other places show the new one. Inconsistency is key. ;)
     
  3. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Huh. Nice catch I hadn't noticed. I hardly use chrome though. Too buggy and kludgy, even the android version.

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    Actually now that I think about it, most apps made in house by both google and apple are awful, though google's are like ten times more buggy.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Various apps could be better for sure, but they aren't all bad or buggy. Google Maps is generally quite good. Chrome is fairly good too for most people. Google Earth and Translate are generally fine. Apple's apps have some bad apples (pun intended), but various others are fairly good as well.
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    YES, FINALLY! Have they done it with YouTube yet too?
     
  6. nikicampos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not yet, but hopefully they will follow that design, it goes more accordingly to iOS 7, which is nice.
     
  7. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    That's because developers can change the appearance of the icon that shows in the app store, versus the one actually installed.
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, but even within the App Store things are inconsistent. On search results one icon can show up, on the details page another one, on the updates perhaps another. They certainly can have different ones show up, but it doesn't seem all that rational and/or beneficial to do it.
     
  9. allisonfranz macrumors member

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    They certainly can have different ones show up for all icons
     
  10. mrsketch macrumors member

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    Other than syncing bookmarks across Chrome on other platforms, can anyone explain to me the appeal of using Chrome on iOS?

    Safari is so much faster.

    Here's why: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2013/05/chrome-for-ios-not-fast-browser.html?m=1
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Some like having quick ability to request a desktop version of a site, which Chrome has provided for a long time, while Safari should only be getting in iOS 8. Some like some integrations between various Google apps.
     
  12. nikicampos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This, I usually use (and like more) Safari, but when I want the desktop site, yes I use Chrome, so easy.
     
  13. mrsketch macrumors member

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    Great point. The only time I use Chrome in iOS is when I'm using AirPlay to stream video to my AppleTV. It's nice to still be able to browse the web. I wish Safari would allow you to open another tab while Airplaying.
     
  14. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Dolphin, Mercury, and especially "Opera Coast" just blow Chome away. The first two can also quickly get desktop sites with a fast easily accessible user agent change. Coast... Coast is mind blowing. Like from a different planet.
     
  15. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    Still waiting on a bunch of them. I like what they did with the hangouts and chrome though.
     
  16. Winona Northdakota, Jul 19, 2014
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    Winona Northdakota macrumors 6502a

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    New Google Chrome icon iOS 7

    I deleted Chrome after the latest app update. The app hung in an update state for like 2 days before I pulled the plug. I only used Crome for research. My main browsers are Safari and iCab. iCab lets users do so much more and has DropBox and iCloud integration also. Coast is very nice and innovative, too.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well Gmail just got updated...keeping the same old icon.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Looks like today's update of the Gmail app brought a new flat icon with it that is consistent with more and more of the other ones. The Google Voice update from a few weeks ago did the same for that app too.
     

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