Google takes on Apple with Chrome for iOS
San Francisco, June 29 : Internet giant Google has launched its Internet browser Chrome for Apple's iOS operating system, bringing the popular application to Apple's iPhone and iPad.
The application, that already exists for Windows, Mac and Linux computers besides Google's own Android mobile operating system, was launched on Thursday at the Google I/O conference.
"People have been asking to use Chrome on the iPhone," Chrome Product Management Director Brian Rakowski said.
"We figured why stop there, that we would launch Chrome for the iPad too," he added, showing off the new browser that will compete with Apple's own Safari application.
Chrome, that is already the fastest growing browser of computers, is being seen as the latest volley in the in the escalating rivalry between Google and Apple.
The application snatched the top spot in chart of most downloaded applications on Apple's App Store for both the iPad and iPhone within a day of its release.
However, some users complained that even though the interface of the browser was more attractive than Apple's offering, Chrome for iOS was not as fast as on Android.