Google claims that Chrome for iOS update faster and more stable

Jan

28

2016

Google claims that the update to version 48 Chrome for iOS faster. In addition, the browser needs 70 percent fewer crashes. That’s because Chrome no longer uses UIWebKit, but WKWebView.

Google had wanted to switch to WKWebView, but that proved difficult to include the handling of cookies. WKWebView sat for the first time in iOS 8. The switch to WKWebView can Chrome for iOS use a faster JavaScript engine, which is the speed benefit is.

In addition, Google claims more benefits. Thus crash a tab no longer cause crashes the whole app, as it already is on the desktop. Moreover, reloading the page when switching between tabs less necessary.

Version 48 also brings Spotlight integration. Spotlight Search in iOS can be saved favorites search. Chrome for iOS was released in 2012. The update to version 48 is available in the App Store.

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