There have been a lot of third-party web browsers released for iOS, but Google this morning at their Google I/O conference just announced the most anticipated Mobile Safari alternative to date: Google Chrome for iOS, set to hit the App Store later today (via The Verge)!
The app will include many of the features of its desktop counterpart, including its tabbed browsing system, Chrome sync, and incognito mode. Unfortunately, however, due to Apple’s restrictions., it will have to rely on Safari’s rendering engine rather than its own lightning-fast Java engine.
The ability to access all tabs open across multiple devices – iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, or even Linux – will be a very welcome feature, and may be enough to convince me to switch from Mobile Safari! Now, if only Apple would allow users to set their own default browser, we’d be all set!