Google Chrome iOS tops Apple iTunes App Store downloads

Google's browser heads to iPhone and iPad devices, quickly topping download charts

Apple's iTunes App Store has a new dominant force as Google's Chrome browser makes the jump to iPhone and iPad with a chart topping success

Just days after being released, Google's (opens in new tab) iOS Chrome browser app has stormed to the top of the Apple iTunes App Store (opens in new tab), lining up as the top free iPhone (opens in new tab) and iPad app (opens in new tab).

Allowing users of Apple's (opens in new tab) iconic iDevices to bring their web-based Chrome (opens in new tab) browsing experience to their smartphone and tablet devices, the Google Chrome iOS app was officially launched during Google's I/O developer convention earlier this week.

Landing alongside the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (opens in new tab) operating system and Google's first own-branded tablet, the Nexus 7 (opens in new tab), the Chrome iOS app is the search giant's latest app-based attack on Apple's iOS platform following on from the likes of Google Maps, Google Earth the company's own social network Google+.

Having risen to challenge Microsoft's longstanding Internet Explorer to the crown of the world's most used web browser, Chrome for iOS bring a selection of unique gesture controls and screen formatting options to the iPhone and iPad whilst allowing users to sync tabs, bookmarks and passwords from their PC browser.

Are you an iPhone or iPad owner? Have you filled your Apple branded device with the new free to download Google Chrome app? Let us know via the T3 Twitter (opens in new tab) and Facebook (opens in new tab) feeds.

Via: TechRadar (opens in new tab)

Luke Johnson

Staff Writer on T3 Luke Johnson studied journalism at the Liverpool John Moores University and writes, news, opinion and interviews for the site. Topics of expertise include gaming, phones, photography, tablets and computing. Luke is a huge Apple fan, too, owning multiple Apple products and writing about iPhones and iPads frequently.