Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2012 20:39 UTC
Google The second Google i/o keynote was far less fascinating than the first one. The web is abuzz about Chrome for iOS, but the fact of the matter is that this, like all other non-Safari iOS browsers, just a wrapper around Safari's WebKit - and, no access to Apple's Nitro, so worse JavaScript performance. Worse yet, you can't even set it as a default browser because Apple doesn't allow as such. In other words, the ability to sync your stuff with Chrome-proper is nice, but for the rest, it's just mobile Safari. Get it from the App Store. Google also announced Google Compute, yet another direct attack on Amazon.
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Doesn't show up
by darknexus on Thu 28th Jun 2012 22:00 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

For some reason it didn't show up when I searched for it, but I did grab it from the link provided on OSnews. All in all, I prefer the interface of Atomic web browser to mobile Chrome. Sure Chrome looks different, but it works in a similar way to Safari (e.g. no tabs across the screen but within a tabs button). I like the desktop-style interface of Atomic, with tab buttons right below the address bar that you can hide or show as you please, much better.

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RE: Doesn't show up
by The123king on Fri 29th Jun 2012 16:07 in reply to "Doesn't show up"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

Chrome's nice, but it's nowhere near as feature-complete as iCabMobile especially for its usefulness on jailbroken devices. Feels just as restricted as Mobile Safari

Edited 2012-06-29 16:08 UTC

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RE[2]: Doesn't show up
by henderson101 on Fri 29th Jun 2012 17:27 in reply to "RE: Doesn't show up"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

iCab is worth it just for the download manager and user agent changer alone.

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