by Brent Dirks
January 15, 2014
Google has recently announced that it will be updating the Chrome browser for iOS devices with a trio of new features. In a blog post, the company explains the new data compression and Safe Browsing features:
In the U.S. alone, more than a fifth of adult smartphone users now do most of their online browsing on their mobile device. Around the world, we’re seeing a similar trend towards more mobile browsing. That’s why we’ll be rolling out a new feature on Chrome for Mobile to help you reduce data usage and save money on your mobile plan. When enabled, Chrome’s data compression and bandwidth management can reduce data usage by up to 50% while browsing the web on Chrome for Android and iOS. This feature also enables Chrome’s Safe Browsing technology which helps protect you from malicious webpages.Users will also be able to track exactly how much bandwidth they save each month using Chrome. The new version will also introduce Google Translate directly into the browser. As pictured, users can select the translate bar and then hit the “Translate” button to read the page in their preferred language. A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Chrome can be downloaded in the App Store now for free. The updated version has yet to appear, but it should be live soon. For other recent app news, see: Box Launches Its First iOS App Update For 2014 And It's A Biggie, On Track For A February Release, Running Quest Is An Endless RPG Runner For iOS, and Simple Yet Flexible Calculator App Totals Updated To Version 2.0 With Totally Rad Features.
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