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Google on Tuesday issued a much appreciated refresh to its Chrome mobile browser for the iPhone and iPad. Chrome version 40 brings out a reworked appearance built around Material Design, Google’s guidelines for the look and feel of software across mobile, desktop and the web.

Material Design in Chrome brings “bold graphics, fluid motion and tactile surfaces,” as per release notes accompanying the 58-megabyte download.

In addition to Material Design, the new Chrome also supports Handoff, an iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite feature allowing you to start browsing on your iPhone or iPad and pick up on your Mac’s default browser right where you left off.

Chrome now features native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices so web sites and the app’s user interface now take full advantage of the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch resolutions.

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In addition, the updated browser packs the usual bug fixes and stability improvements.

Hat tip goes out to Anmol for letting us know about the update.

If you’re a fan of Google’s browser, you may want to check out the recently released Chrome Remote Desktop app which makes it easy to securely access your desktop computer remotely from an iOS device, available at no cost in the App Store.

Google Chrome Remote Desktop for iOS

Google Chrome 40.0.2214.61 changelog:

  • New look with Material Design bringing bold graphics, fluid motion, and tactile surfaces
  • iOS 8 optimizations and support for bigger phones
  • Support handoff from Chrome to your default browser on OS X
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes

The app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later.

Download Google Chrome free in the App Store.

  • I’m happy to see that companies dont keep software design or updates to their own platform.

    • justme

      like apple with safari for windows. a total waste if oportunity. I have osx on my home but windows on my work.

      • I love safari, but only on OSX, only becuase it is not updated on any other machines. Totally agree with you.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Supports handoff I have to give it a try

  • Yay Material Design! I love it!
    It’s perfect on the iPhone

  • ilikeiphone

    I still not like Chrome, the battery drain on my macbook is awful and I prefer to use the same browser on my phone and computer. Solve the battery problem and I will give it a chance.

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    I want chrome for Yosemite to get a material design upgrade too.

    • Utrarunner5

      Thats what really holds me back. i need a new design.

  • Blip dude

    Finally get support for Handoff. Looks like I finally have a reason to use chrome on iOS full time.

  • sunfire7

    Slow and buggy, freezes and websites lags, no thanks, I stay with safari

  • regkilla

    Great design.

  • regkilla

    Anyone else get No connection error on Facebook after a little bit using Chrome?

  • Mark

    Anyone else find the new Idb site incredibly laggy on chrome, even before this update? It’s almost unusable for me at the moment. But other sites seem same

    • blist

      Same here…

    • Saudor

      Add the social media annoyance Adblock filter and it’s better

    • sosarozay300

      its because these guys probably have 1000000 ads, idk i have adblock on my phone and pc

    • disqus_gI40aFty0t

      It is impossible to use with this web site

  • basilis

    i wish gmail was next upd for google..

  • Andy Copeland

    If only it supported extensions like 1Password I might switch back

  • Joel Torres ツ

    I have to admit, material design on iOS is a great combo.

    • Cameron

      it is kinda similar to flat design of iOS.

  • Yaseen AlSuwaidan

    I also noticed something, which I am not sure if it was there before, close all tabs. That when you navigate through tabs (First right picture in the article).