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Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:36 am PT (02:36 pm ET)

Chrome for iOS update adds support for opening links in other Google apps

Google on Wednesday updated its Chrome browser for iPhone and iPad, giving users the ability to open links by default in the company's other native apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube.

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Version 28.0.1500.12 of Chrome for iOS offers greater interoperability with other Google Apps, including the option to open links in the company's Google+ and Google Drive apps, instead of within the browser.

Beyond opening links in their respective apps, the latest version of Chrome also includes enhancements to voice search. The update adds text-to-speech for all variations of English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Korean.

In addition, Google has said the update will provide users with "data cost savings" when using the browser on a cellular data connection. Users can view data savings in the "Bandwidth Management" settings, though this functionality is not yet available to all users and will continue to gradually roll out.

The newest version of the browser also offers a new fullscreen mode for iPad users, and toolbar controls that are always available when using the voice search.

Finally, Chrome 28 also gives users access to browser history, and includes the usual stability and security improvements and bug fixes.

The application is a free 22.2-megabyte download rated for ages 17 and up. It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later.