Google Chrome for Apple's iOS adds support for pronoun voice search


Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rolling out a new version of its Chrome mobile browser for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPad, adding support for voice search queries including pronouns.

The new Google Chrome for iOS version 29 enables users to vocalize search queries like "Who is the president of the United States?" followed by "Who is his wife?" The update also caches search results: "Do a search and click a result," explains Chrome team member Karen Grünberg. "Not what you wanted? Now when you hit back, your search results will instantly appear, ready for you to choose the next one." The update also promises data cost savings enhancements and allows users to view their savings in the Bandwidth Management Settings tab.

The revamped Google Chrome is available for download from Apple's App Store.

Google first extended Chrome to iOS in 2012. Users can sign in to sync their mobile web experience with Chrome tabs and bookmarks on the desktop, flip through multiple tabs much the same way they would fan a deck of cards and search and navigate from the same box. Subsequent updates have enabled iPhone and iPad users to share webpages from social networks Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Twitter, in addition to email.

Earlier this year, Google rolled out a new API enabling consumers to access web content in iOS applications via Chrome instead of Apple's own default browser Safari. Apple bans default browsers other than Safari, but in mid-2012, Google released an updated version of its Google+ social networking application for iOS circumventing the rule, allowing users to choose to open external web links in Safari or Chrome by clicking a pop-up dialog within the app. Google+ leverages URL schemes, an official Apple tool that supports external communications with iOS apps.

For more:
- read this Google Chrome Releases blog post

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