Rumor: Google Chrome for iOS is coming

Anyone who knows Apple knows that they don’t mind getting into legal “disputes”. In fact, it seems as though they make it a priority of theirs. If you have been following tech news over the past several months then it won’t come as a surprise when I say that Google and Apple aren’t necessarily that fond of each other. What might come as a surprise is a claim that Google is prepping its Chrome browser for iOS.

Google is reportedly readying its popular web browser for iOS. Speculation comes from a report that was done by Macquarie analyst Ben Schacter. He claims that Google Chrome will be coming to iOS sometime during the June quater of this year. Going even further, he says that if not June, “then definitely this year“.

Considering Apple’s history with Google, it’s hard to say whether Apple would approve the Chrome browser if it did end up getting submitted to the App Store. On one hand it would be another way for Apple to make money, yet on the other, neither company has been on each others “best friends list”.

What do you guys think? Would you like to see Chrome on your iOS Device? Or is Safari enough for you? Let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Via: Macquarie

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  • I use Dolphin as my browser, mainly because it reminds me of Chrome. Safari is nice, but it has some limitations on iPhone that I don’t like. (8 tabs, etc)

  • boundtobeafraid

    I really don’t like Chrome, have been using Firefox for a couple of years now and I love it.

  • Haloruler64

    Apple doesn’t allow browsers not based on Safari. That’s why Firefox was denied, and the only reason Opera Mini was even allowed is because it has NO rendering engine; all rendering is done in the cloud. So Chrome would have to be based on Safari, and that idea is very very unlikely. Google’s Chrome would be custom webkit based, and Apple would deny it.

  • roboguy12

    The ultimate “Good Guy Google” – develop an operating system and incredible services (Google Music, Maps, Earth, Gmail, Chrome, etc.), and then develop those applications for their rival operating system. Hate on Google all you want, but we’d never see Apple branch outside of its walled garden and extend its ecosystem like this.

  • HackerManTV

    I <3 google chrome. FireFox is too cluttered, IE is too slow for XP, and Safari is too limited.
    And that is how to choose a browser(not really, is preference)