Chrome for iOS refreshed with Material Design, Handoff, iPhone 6 support and more

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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.