Google Chrome for iOS has been updated with a few nice features today, like full-screen browsing for the iPhone and iPod touch. The new version brings it to 26, arriving just over a month after version 25.
The iPad version, of course, doesn’t really need the benefit of full-screen browsing, but it can be very helpful if you’re on the smaller screen of the iPhone. Just scroll down on a page until the toolbar goes away to get the full-screen view. I like this implementation a lot better than Safari’s awkward ‘tap a button to make the chrome go away’ system.
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Scrolling back down even a few pixels will bring the Omnibox back into view, letting you search or enter a URL.
Version 26 of Chrome for iOS also brings support for printing using Google Cloud Print or Apple’s built-in AirPrint. If you’re the kind of person who likes to save whole webpages, you’ll be happy to know that you can now save them directly to Google Drive from the app as a PDF.
This version, of course, will not use Google’s new engine Blink, as Apple’s rules on iOS prevent that, at least for now.
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