Google's Chrome now available on iPhone, iPad

Google has released the Chrome Web browser for use on mobile Apple devices

Google’s Chrome Web browser is now available on iPhones and iPads.

The launch of the browser on Apple devices follows Chrome’s February release for Android devices. It is now the default browser for Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet.

Google said the release for Apple's mobile devices was a response for the trend of consumers to move between several different devices, such as desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

“With that trend in mind, our goal is to offer ... a consistent, personalized [sic] web experience across all devices,” a statement from Google said.

By signing into Chrome, users can switch between their mobile devices and desktop and laptop and retain information. For example, adding a bookmark on a smartphone will allow the user to access that bookmark on their desktop computer.

Google also announced its Google Maps app is now available in an offline mode on Android smartphones.

Android users can save sections of maps in over 150 countries for later use when internet connections are not available.

Up to six large metro maps can be saved, including London, Paris and New York, by selecting a ‘make available offline’ function. Before saving the map to the device, users are alerted to how large the file size will be.

Blue dots, which track a user’s current location, will still be enabled without data connections through Android device's GPS chips.

Google also recently released Google Maps Coordinate, which allows employers to track where they employees are physically located.

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