This week, Google pushed out updates to both Gmail and Chrome for iPhone and iPad. Chrome's update was fairly minor, resolving compatibility issues with certain websites including Yahoo! Mail and fixing a few bugs. Gmail's update wasn't too groundbreaking either, but the addition of the option to open web links in Chrome (if installed) is excellent for Chrome users.
It's no secret that Apple and Google have a rocky relationship these days and this has become even more public with Apple removing Google Maps and the native YouTube app from iOS 6. It's great to see Google fight back by strengthening their presence in the App Store. We expect Google to continue to develop for the iPhone a introduce Maps and YouTube into the App Store with integration between all their apps. Apple and Google may not be friends, but as long as Google keeps fighting, users will come out ahead -- and that's ultimately all that matters.