Today at Google’s own developer conference, vice president of the Chrome division at Google, Brian Rakowski, announced Chrome for the iPhone and iPad. The app will apparently work on iOS devices that have iOS 4.3 and up. It is scheduled to be available later today.
The exciting part of this announcement is that it will support Chrome Sync, Google’s bookmark and history synchronization system that allows users of Chrome browser on the desktop have their own stuff on any computer they use Chrome on. Imagine opening your iPad or iPhone browser and being able to access the sites you were browsing and bookmarking on the desktop. Simply brilliant.
In addition, Google announced that their Drive system will also be available for iOS. Google Drive is the updated Google Documents, but competing directly with services like Dropbox – users install Google Drive on their desktop computer, and a folder appears with all their documents and files in it. This new app will bring Drive to the iPhone and iPad for a seamless cloud experience for Drive users.
Google also announced that Drive would now be available to Chrome OS users as well, which makes a lot of sense considering that Google created that specific OS.
With Drive on all major platforms, now, will it give Dropbox a run for its money? Will Google allow Dropbox on Chrome OS? Only time will tell.
Released: 2012-06-28 :: Category: Productivity
Released: 2012-06-28 :: Category: Utilities
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