Apple Vision Pro for the Google (and Android) user | Phones

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Chrome. I need Google’s browser on visionOS even if it’s just the iPad version. That’s the thing I’m missing the most as a heavy user of Google apps since getting Apple Vision Pro.

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It has nothing to do with the user interface and experience, and that’s coming from someone who only tolerates how Safari on the Mac feels compared to desktop Chrome.

Rather, I need access to the Chrome tabs open on my other devices and the Google Password Manager. The latter is available online, but is a manual copying and pasting process instead of having seamless autofill integration like on the iPhone. Then there’s not having my hundreds of Chrome bookmarks, but manually replicating my top ones has been less tedious than expected. (When we asked Google before the launch about its Chrome plans for Vision Pro, they had “nothing specific to share yet.”)

Besides Chrome, I’ve been able to access Google services in Safari and performance has been normal/desktop-class. YouTube Music is great and better than the main YouTube website where the touch targets are a bit small, especially in the video player.

I’ve been using the Mac external display integration quite a bit and have greatly enjoyed having a floating desktop, though foveated rendering is rather obvious on a big screen with a lot of tiny details/text. The fact this works so well (at 4K resolution) has greatly eased my transition to “spatial computing.”

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