Google’s new web browser for iPhone, iPad has received its first update. Chrome for iOS app has been introduced with a stability and performance improvements, mainly centering around the company’s switch from in-process rendering with UIWebView to out-of-process rendering thanks to WKWebView. Chrome browser brings improved speed and stability on iOS while browsing. Details on this can be found just below, right after this jump.
Tests by Google indeed proves the new Chrome for iOS update reduces the app’s crash rate by 70%, letting users pick up where they left. On page from any device without a crash causing issues.
“The biggest change is in stability: with WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it won’t bring down all of Chrome with it. As a result, Chrome crashes 70% less with WKWebView. Even when counting the “Aw, Snap!” page shown when the renderer crashes, there’s still a big improvement.
The function aforementioned is somewhat similar to that extension available for Chrome on Android devices. Data Saver reduces the data needed to access the Internet web with the help of the company’s “compression technology”. About the whole extension, it lets users see exactly how much data they have saved and also highlights which websites are using more data when out of the house.
The icons in the Chrome’s tab page has been redesigned to provide iOS users an easy access to their most frequently visited websites. Spotlight integration is also present, where Chrome for iOS users can either swipe down or right from the homescreen to search for their Bookmarks.
The iOS Chrome update is said to begin rolling out starting today, and all users have just to do is check for the update in the App Store, if they don’t want to wait for the automatic update.
(Download Chrome for iOS on iTunes App Store) – (Direct Link) Free from here.