An update is due to hit for Google Chrome on iOS in the coming days, and with it we'll see their new voice search capabilities added to the Omnibox. Having just rolled out a similar feature to Google Chrome for Mac -- albeit using the Google home page instead -- it seems the iOS version is next on the list.
Shown off last week during the Google I/O keynote for the first time, the latest stable channel update to Google Chrome for Mac brings with it the voice search functionality. The full contextual search doesn't yet seem active, but basic click, ask a question, get a response voice search is up and running and ready for your searches.
Anyone who has ever played around with Google Chrome OS will be familiar with the app launcher. Chrome runs nothing but web apps, but the app launcher provides the impression of a more regular OS, as you don't have to open a browser window to launch anything. Work has already begun on porting the app launcher to the Chrome browser for Windows, and now it seems, the Mac as well. Francois Beaufort of the Chromium team at Google has shared the news with us on his Google+ page.
Earlier today an analyst published a claim that Google would be making Chrome for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and would market it extensively, and basically bring the desktop browser wars to mobile. He didn't claim any sources to go with, anonymous or otherwise, or any leaked information.