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'Chrome for iOS 3.5 times slower than Safari'

apps Updated: Jun 30, 2012 16:25 IST

The iPhone and iPad version of Google’s Chrome web browser has not only arrived in the App Store, it has rocketed straight to the top of the free apps chart in the US.

iOS users are excited by Google’s decision to launch the browser on the platform but social media users are bemoaning the mobile browser’s slower rendering times when compared to Apple’s native Mobile Safari browser.

“Chrome for iOS is about 3.5x slower at JavaScript than Safari thanks to the lack of Nitro. 7315ms in Sunspider,” tweeted @stroughtonsmith.

Technology blogger MG Siegler (@parislemon) posted, “ I'm super excited for Chrome for iOS. But let's remember that it will basically be a new skin for Safari's engines. But sync will be great!” He added “At first glance, Chrome for iOS is solid. Several things I like quite a bit more than mobile Safari. Well [sic] see about crippled speed.”

“I guess Chrome for iOS pretty much dispells [sic] any belief that Google can't build a superb standalone Maps app,” commented Steve Cheney (@stevecheney).

Chrome for iOS is available in the App Store now as a free download.