Chrome Updates For iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Displays

Google has updated Chrome for iOS to suit the higher-resolution display of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning no more enlarged fonts and outsized graphics. The new version of the browser comes a day after Google released a new version of Gmail to suit the Retina HD panels on the larger handsets, fitting more information on-screen at any one time. However, the new Chrome version isn't just about a resolution change, with new Drive integration also added.

It's now possible to open files stored in Google Drive directly within Chrome, rather than open them up separately in the standalone Drive app.

While heavy users of Google's cloud storage service will probably want to stick with the regular Drive app, those who merely come across the occasional shared document hosted there may find the functionality sufficient to avoid another download.

Apple's change to 1334 x 750 resolution on the iPhone 6, and 1920 x 1080 resolution on the iPhone 6 Plus, has left users with far more pixel-dense panels to stare at every day.

There's also a "Zoomed" view which effectively works as a magnified interface for those who perhaps have poor eyesight, and want the same amount of information on-screen as they'd have with an iPhone 5s, but simply scaled larger.

However, the change has also presented a challenge to application developers, since left unmodified their software runs in a similarly magnified way.

There's more on Retina HD and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays in our full review.

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