Google's Chrome Browser Launching on iPad, iPhone

Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 2:22 PM ET
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Google's Chrome browser will hit the Apple app store on Thursday.

It's a move that signifies the search giant is stepping up its game against the iPad and iPhone maker, who recently launched its own maps system, directly rivaling Google maps.

There's been a strong surge in Chrome users over the past year—there are currently about 310 million users worldwide, up from 160 million users last year, according to Google.

Despite growth though, Google has yet to really push its browser beyond the desktop and into the mobile sphere.

Safari will remain the default browser on Apple devices, but with Chrome as an option iPad and iPhone users may be swayed to trade in Apple's browser for Chrome, which allows users to sync all tabs, bookmarks and credentials across devices.

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