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Google updates Chrome for iOS

Google Chrome for iOS gets updated to version 48 with WKWebView
Google Chrome for iOS
Version 48 of this mobile browser promises to be as stable as Safari, with 70 percent less crashes than previous versions.

Google Chrome for iOS has been around since mid-2012, but always had stability and performance issues. Fortunately, the latest update comes with major improvements, promising to deliver the reliability and speed needed to face Apple's Safari browser on its native ground.

The latest update to Google Chrome for iOS brings its version number to 48.0.2564.87, its major change being the use of Apple's latest WKWebView rendering engine. According to the official iTunes page of this product, "The crash rate was reduced by 70% and JavaScript execution is now dramatically faster!" Thanks to the new engine that has been introduced in late 2014 with iOS 8, this browser now features improved HTML5 compliance and faster WebGL performance for browser-based 3D apps.

Google Chrome for iOS 48.0.2564.87 has a size of almost 70 MB and is available in multiple languages, including English, Arabic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, or Thai. This version requires iOS 9.0 or later and works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-27 (Update: 2016-01-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.