Google launches Chrome for iOS

on Thursday announced that its browser will launch in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

The new iOS applications was announced during presentations at the Google I/O conference, launched at some point yesterday in the .

The Chrome browser for will feature the “incognito” private browsing mode as well as syncing with the desktop version of the software, according to Engadget. It also features Google's own unique tabbed browsing interface.

Apple's Store rules bar third-party developers from offering their own or JavaScript engines, meaning the iOS version of WebKit must be used by all browsers available in the App Store. But Google's Chrome for iOS will add its own user interface over 's technical browser underpinnings.

Word first surfaced in May that Google was working on a Chrome Web browser for iOS to compete with Apple's own built-in Safari browser. Third-party browsers first began appearing on the Apple-controlled in early 2009. Prior to that, browsers that would rival Apple's own were rejected from the App Store.

via AppleInsider

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