by Brent Dirks
July 17, 2013
Google has just updated its popular Chrome browser for iOS devices with a number of new features and enhancements. Most importantly, version 28.0.1500.12 brings interoperability with other Google apps. Users can open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+, and Google Drive in the respective apps instead of the third-party browser. This is similar to the new Gmail feature that allows users to open links directly with the corresponding apps. Also, the update brings enhancements to its spot-on voice search feature. Along with text-to-speech for all variations of English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japenese, and Korean, toolbar controls are always available when using the feature. Tablet users will also be very pleased to hear that the browser now offers the pictured fullscreen mode for both the iPad and iPad mini. Finally, a new data cost savings feature is designed to speed up load times and cut the amount of data used on your cell plan. Data savings can be viewed in the bandwidth management settings menu. The feature is being rolled out to users, and will be available to everyone over time. Chrome is a universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now in the App Store for free.