Google to release Chrome for iOS devices later today [Update]

Last May, rumors hit the Internet that Google was preparing to release a version of its Chrome browser that would run on iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Today, as part of their keynote address at the second day of the Google I/O developer conference, the company announced that Chrome has been ported to work on the iOS platform from Apple.

It should be available to download from the app store later today and will work on the iPhone 4 and 4S, along with the iPad 2 and the current versions of the iPad. We will update this post when the Chrome browser officially goes live on iTunes.

The keynote address also showed a demo of how the Chrome iOS version would work. It will include features such as incognito browsing along with users being able to sync their browser settings with other devices that have the browser installed.

This is yet another major expansion for Chrome, after releasing a final version of the browser for Android 4.0 devices on Wednesday. The company is also working on a Metro version of Chrome that will run on Windows 8 with an early version released publicly a few weeks ago.

Update: Chrome for iOS is now available to download on iTunes.

Source: Google I/O keynote live stream

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