MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA – Google is increasing its presence in the mobile world as it released Google Drive and Google Chrome for Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
The recently released mobile version of the popular Chrome browser was available for Android 4.0 only, but now it was ported to iOS. It will feature incognito browsing, syncing and tabbed browsing interface.
However, Apple’s app rules won’t let Google bring in its own WebKit rendering engine tweaks or change the default browser.
The popular Google Drive service also got its own app for iPhone and iPad, which offers a wide range of options to sort, read and share the stored documents in the Drive.
It is notable, however, that the application does not support direct editing of the documents. In order to achieve editing it is needed to click on the share button on the top right corner of the app and choose “Open in Safari” to pull up the Google Drive web app that’s been available on iDevices since the service launched. This is a major drawback from the corresponding Android app, which supports in app editing.