by Brent Dirks
August 16, 2012
Google has once again updated its Google+ iOS app, and users of the Chrome browser will be very happy. With version 3.1 of the app, users now have the ability to open links in the third-party browser along with Safari. The Chrome browser, which gained a strong following on the desktop, finally made its way to iOS devices in June. In our original review, our own Christine Chan praised its ability to sync data across multiple devices and the tab view. And as we reported in mid-July, the browser captured 1.5 percent of all iOS browser usage. Even though that number is pretty small, it’s a nice feat considering iOS (in its non-jailbroken form) doesn’t allow user to choose their default program for tasks like web browsing. Also in the new version, teen users of the social network can join in and create Hangouts. There are also bug fixes to the Instant Upload feature that improves performance. Google+ is a universal app available for both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. It can be downloaded free in the App Store. But if you’d like to check out something else other than Safari, feel free to take a look at our AppGuide for iPad and iPhone Browsers.