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Chrome is coming to Apple's iPad

San Francisco - Google’s Chrome, the world's top Internet browser, is now available on the iPhone and iPad, as Apple when all is said and done granted access to its arch-foe's more popular Web-surfing app.

At Google's annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco on Thursday, company executives announced the development as so then as a limited launch of a cloud-computing and hosting service to take on Amazon.com's thriving Web services arm.

Launched in 2008, Google's browser overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in May as the world's most popular, according to analytics company StatCounter.

Chrome has 310-million “active” users, Pichai said. Google's browser, along with Google Drive, the cloud storage service, will begin appearing in Apple's App Store for download later on Thursday, Google said.

Apple, which closely manages its App Store offerings, is making the concessions to its heated competitor though it is seeking to lessen its dependency on Google's Web services within its products. Previously this month, the phone and tablet manufacturer said it would load its own home-built mapping service, instead of Google Maps, in the then version of its mobile operating system.

The move heightened competition with Google

The move heightened competition with Google, which has made inroads in making hardware that could challenge Apple products.

Earlier this week, Google unveiled its own tablet, the Nexus 7, which will ship with Chrome as its default browser. Google is hoping the tablet, priced at $199, will directly challenge Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and undercut Apple's popular iPad.

The pricing on Compute Engine

Google did not announce the pricing on Compute Engine. However in an oblique reference to Amazon, Google executives promised “up to 50 percent more computing power for your dollar than competing cloud services”.

More information: Iol.co