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Google Chrome for iOS goes Material with new design, iPhone 6 optimizations

Google has updated its Chrome browser for iOS with a new interface that more closely resembles its Material Design-influenced Android counterpart.

The update comes as the company renews its commitment to iOS after working on overhauling Android with Lollipop. Updates to Google’s apps have been hitting iOS in dribs and drabs, with popular apps like Gmail still stuck on the old design while the mainline Google Search app and the company’s new Inbox email client have received overhauls. A recent leak points to a similar Material Design update for Google Calendar is imminent.

Aside from the redesign, which brings with it new animations and what Google calls “tactile surfaces,” the app is also optimized for iOS and larger devices like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The app now officially supports Handoff, too, which allows users on Yosemite to send and receive open browser windows to and from an iOS 8 device.

iOS users, we’re curious to know if you use third-party browsers like Chrome or if you stick to Safari due to its system-wide integration.

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