Now that Google Chome is out...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adam044, Jun 28, 2012.

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Will you now use google chrome?

  1. Yes google Chome

    99 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. No staying with safari

    119 vote(s)
    52.4%
  3. No staying with other browser (list below)

    9 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. adam044 macrumors 65816

    adam044

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    #1
    Will you make google chrome your default browser that you will use on your iPad/iPhone? I've noticed it seems faster
     
  2. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    You can't set Chrome as your default browser, Apple has to be in control. LOL, gotta love it :rolleyes:
     
  3. adam044 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes I'm sure most people here are aware of that. What I mean is will you use it as your default or stay with safari
     
  4. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    Given the fact it's not even based on the "fast" Safari engine, but rather something old and it's not really Chrome (read, not Chrome engine), I'd wait and see.
     
  5. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Safari

    On the Mac Chrome offers a more compelling feature set versus Safari that to me largely evaporates on mobile.
     
  6. BlueGummiBear macrumors 6502a

    BlueGummiBear

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    I only came in here to point out that you misspelled "Chrome" in your title. Sorry.
     
  7. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I'm staying with Safari not to big of a difference to make it my default browser
     
  8. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Why would this get voted down? It's true. But to get back on topic. I'm staying with Safari. I haven't seen a compelling reason to change, especially considering the information above. I don't use Chrome on the desktop so the feature set isn't familiar to me.
     
  9. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Personally i wasn't taken with google chrome on my netbook and mac so i won't be in the near future downloading this app.

    I did have a nosy on the app store and noticed at that time none had left a review, although i concede its early days and just been released.

    As said its not the google engine ,but relied on webkit and preliminary reports say safari is quicker.

    Interesting times.
     
  10. dj9928 macrumors member

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    I've never found anything wrong with Safari, its lightening fast on my 4S
     
  11. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    What's the big advantage over Safari on the iPhone?
     
  12. ipsychedelic macrumors 6502a

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    Well it's a problem with all browsers that, in order to comply with Apple's guidelines, they have to use the underlying "Safari engine", so yeah, it's not JUST google, to be fair, not that I need to.

    I think this new app will be of special interest to the folks who sync their bookmarks and stuff (read, people who use Chrome on the desktop).

    Otherwise, I see nothing to write home about, really.
     
  13. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    As many people bash safari, I really enjoy using it, both on my iOS products and my mac. Chrome is a great piece of work, but safari still keeps me happier.

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    Chrome on iOS will actually be slower due to sandboxing and the inability to access the iOS javascript engine.
     
  14. engelke2010 macrumors 6502a

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    I just installed Chrome on my iPad but I am really liking it. So far it's running very smoothly. I'll keep using it and see what I think for now, I'll keep using it and if it keeps running this well, I'll permanently switch to it.
     
  15. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    I'm for whatever browser stops reloading all my tabs every time I select one I've opened in the background. Seriously annoying.
     
  16. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    iCab Mobile user here, and loving it. Way more flexible than Chrome.

    I use Safari for Facebook and Tumblr though.;)
     
  17. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    I've made it my default but links saved to home screen still open safari.
     
  18. AQUADock macrumors 65816

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    Thats Apple's annoying restrictions.
     
  19. old-school macrumors 6502

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    I've swapped to chrome on my iPhone and iPad. I like the uni search/URL box and the synch-ing across devices. I really hope that iOS6 will deliver a unibox implementation like in mountain lion. I would switch back probably then, but I think chrome for ios has a lot going for it. A great app.

    For me it's whether to swap to safari on my mac or swap to chrome on my iOS devices.
     
  20. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    I'm happy with Safari. When the need for a different browser occurs I use iCab.
     
  21. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

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    iOS Chrome nice. Not faster or better.

    It just has a different UI. I like recent pages Tiles and the tabs.

    And of course having a unified url/search method is nice.

    It's nothing major though.

    Honestly, all iOS browsers seem to look and work the same to me.

    My only complaint is that you can't make Incognito Mode a default mode like you can make Private Browsing Mode a default mode in Safari.

    But, it's nothing to get mad about.
     
  22. djransom macrumors 68040

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    I made the switch to Chrome on both my iPad and iPhone. Sucks that links still open in Safari.
     
  23. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure a Jailbreak tweak can change the default iOS Browser easy enough.
     
  24. tann macrumors 68000

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    As soon as I downloaded them to my iPad and iPhone I swapped my default usage to it! I love Chrome! What I really like (and is one of the big reasons I switched) was that they sync your tabs/bookmarks and saved passwords over through your google account (like Apple will do in Safari in iOS6/ML). I'm a heavy heavy Chrome user on my Mac so it was a wonderful day yesterday :)
     
  25. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    How does Chrome accomplish that since it's caused by memory depletion?
     

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