Updated: Google Chrome for iOS now available

Google has announced Chrome for iPhone and iPad, coming today to the App Store.

The app is a universal app that will provide many of the same functions as the Android version, including Chrome Sync and Incognito Mode. You will be able to switch tabs by swiping from the side of the screen on the iPhone, and tabs are accessible from the top of the screen on the iPad.

The demo at the Google I/O keynote was very swift and slick and looks comparable to the Android version in terms of speed. Unfortunately Apple does not allow third-party rendering engines on iOS, so Chrome uses the existing (and quite fast) WebKit engine with Chrome innards layered on top.

Update: Chrome is available now for iOS from the App Store.