The app, announced by Google on the second day of its Google I/O developer conference, features an unlimited tab bar with swipe functionality, tab syncing from computers to iOS devices and unrecorded browsing with Incognito mode.
According to The Next Web, Chrome’s issue will be it cannot be set as the preferred browser.
“The biggest hurdle that Chrome features, of course, is that it cannot be set to be the default browser on iOS devices, a capability that Apple also reserves for Safari,” the site said. “So, while you can use the browser to your heart’s content, it will not be the default handler for any URLs clicked.
“That’s a huge hurdle to overcome.”
Chrome is available for free from the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPads running iOS 4.3 or later.