By Jonathan Charles | Sep 06, 2012 03:09 PM EDT
Google announced on its blog that a second update for Google Chrome, the company's popular browser, is availble for iOS and mainly focuses on bug fixes.
"[U]ser-reported issues" include fixes for blank Most Visited pages, issues when logging into websites, along with "compatability issues" with websites including Yahoo mail. PCWorld reported issues including a lack of history storage; Google directed users to the Most Visited and Recently Closed websites instead, though the history may not cover more than a day or two.
Google also mentioned the inability to make Chrome the default iOS browser, though workarounds are available. If users want to make Google Chrome the default browser, jailbreaking is a simple solution. Workarounds have generally made Chrome act as the default browser, though Safari will still open when users open a link in an email, for instance. Apple does not allow non-Apple applications to be set as the default, unlike Android; it prompts user unless a box is checked. Google also referenced iOS users' inability to create Chrome website shortcuts on the homescreen, a feature accessible in Safari.
Google released an update on Aug. 22 bringing, integration into Facebook and its own Google Plus. Sync sign-in error messages were improved, along with language detection and a blank page issue in Incognito Mode, the no-history-collected version of the browser.
Google Chrome for iOS received a positive reception when released, bringing greater functionality than Safari and matching it in performance. The app works well on smartphones though it is almost identical to the desktop experience on a tablet. Users can sync browsing between devices, so a page opened on an iPhone will open on an iPad if the latter is also running Google chrome for iOS.
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